Lil Nas X Fights Stigma

Lil Nas X used his star power and the high public interest in the release of his second studio album, Montero, to help raise awareness about HIV and support local community organizations. Prior to the album’s release, Lil Nas X created the Montero Baby Registry which raised money for 17 organizations; 13 of which were COMPASS community partners. This week, Little Nas X came to Atlanta to celebrate his album’s success with the Homecoming Listening Party. Before the event, Lil Nas X made sure to visit with Atlanta-based COMPASS partner and Montero Baby Registry beneficiary, Thrive SS. We’re so proud to partner with amazing organizations like these, and grateful for Lil Nas X using his platform to help end HIV stigma.
 

Highlights from the Lil Nas X’s Visit

 

Lil Nas X with Thrive SS Staff

 

Group Photo with Lil Nas X

 

COMPASS Partners with Lil Nas X

 

COMPASS Partners with Lil Nas X

 

COMPASS Partners with Lil Nas X

 

Lil Nas X with COMPASS Partners

 

Highlights from the Listening Party

 

A choir – assembled by Mardrequs Harris, Southern AIDS Coalition Coordinating Center and made up of LGBTQ, faith leaders, and allies – sings a mash-up of Lil Nas X’s hits

 

Dallas Austin (Left) and Lil Nas X (Right) on stage.

Dallas Austin (Left) and Lil Nas X (Right) on stage speaking about the rich legacy of the Atlanta music scene.

 

Antonio Brown, Atlanta Councilman, declared October 20th as Lil Nas X Day.

 

After thanking crowd for their support, Lil Nas X poses for the camera before continuing to celebrate!

 

Lil Nas X celebrates "Industry Baby" reaching #1 on Billboard Hot 100 Songs Chart.

Lil Nas X celebrates “Industry Baby” reaching #1 on Billboard Hot 100 Songs Chart.


 

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