KTLA now airing ‘Love in Action’ telethon to help support LGBTQ community during COVD-19

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KTLA has partnered with the Los Angeles LGBT Center to air “Love in Action,” a telethon on Saturday, Sept. 12, to help support the LGBTQ community during COVD-19.

The show, hosted by actress Jane Lynch and KTLA anchor Cher Calvin, will air at 7 p.m. on Channel 5 and stream on KTLA.com, KTLA’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Cher, Cyndi Lauper, Melissa Etheridge, Leslie Odom Jr., Lily Tomlin and Tonality are scheduled to perform live, along with planned guest appearances from: Shangela • Gigi Gorgeous • Nats Getty • August Getty • Billy Porter • Sia • Margaret Cho • Jay Leno • k.d. lang • RuPaul • Meredith Vieira • Jesse Tyler Ferguson • Andrew Rannells • Cynthia Erivo • Pauley Perrette • Billy Eichner • Tyler Oakley • Wilson Cruz • Anthony Rapp • Miss Coco Peru • Brian Michael Smith • Peter Paige • Alec Mapa • Bruce Vilanch • Alexandra Billings • Frankie Grande • Marizol Leyva • Selenis Leyva • Lake Bell • Trans Chorus of Los Angeles • Carla Gugino • U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin • U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff • Ilana Glazer.

“When COVID-19 hit, the demand for our existing services actually increased — such as health care, support for LGBTQ seniors and homeless youth, legal services, and policy advocacy. Plus, we saw new needs emerge, including growing numbers of people who had lost their jobs and were struggling to get enough food,” said the center’s CEO Lorri L. Jean.

“KTLA is proud to support the Los Angeles LGBT Center during this time. The work they do is remarkable, and we are committed to supporting our diverse community through our partnership,” said KTLA VP and General Manager Janene Drafs.

More information is available at lalgbtcenter.org/love

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