Cannes Lions Preview: The backlash against LGBTQIA+ brand support with Bospar’s Curtis Sparrer and Cannes’ #1 Drag Artist

Podcast: Politely Pushy with Eric Chemi

June 2, 2023 | Hosted by Eric Chemi

Bospar’s Curtis Sparrer and Cannes’ most famous drag queen Michael Sanchez AKA Holly White are both joining us on today’s episode of Politely Pushy. When Curtis attended Cannes Lions last year, he noticed there wasn’t any LGBTQIA+ nightclubs for attendees. This year, he took a page from Bospar’s tech clients (who are always looking to meet a need) and launched a pop-up LGTBQIA+ bar for anyone interested in a safe space. This couldn’t have come at a better time as US brands are facing pushback for their support of the LGBTQIA+ community. Curtis found the perfect partner in Michael, who is about to open a cabaret with his husband. Michael’s alter ego Holly White is a master on stage, performing and DJ-ing all genres of music into the early hours of the morning. Interested in seeing Mika on stage? Join us for our Cannes Lions PR Afterparty at Club Courage with PRWeek’s Steve Barrett: 9pm CET June 21st at L’Experience on 4 Rue Bivouac Napoléon, 06400 Cannes, France. For more information and to RSVP, visit