Friday, August 4, 2017

Today: Buy some music and support trans rights

From midnight to midnight Friday (that's today) BandCamp, one of the best places to support independent music on the internet, will be donating 100% of their share of every sale to the Transgender Law Center, an organization dedicated to changing "law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression." In short, it's just one of the many actions that people of conscience throughout the world are taking to push back against the torrent of intolerance, suppression, and legislative terrorism that is erupting from this government's seat of power like an unending stream of projectile vomit.

In acknowledgement of the possibility that you might not completely hate my music, I'll tell you that I have three albums available on Bandcamp, which you can buy here. But that's not the point. The point is that, whether you like my music or not, you should head on over to Bandcamp now, find an artist you do like, and purchase her/his/their album. Hell, find several artists. Most music on Bandcamp is sold on a "name your price" basis, so you can come away with an awful lot of cool tunes for very little dosh.

And, hey, it's a great cause. To quote the AV Club, your donation will support TLC's efforts to "get health care for trans veterans, prevent violence and abuse against incarcerated trans people, trans youth outreach and education, trans rights litigation, and more." It's also important to support companies like BandCamp who are willing to forego some of their profits for the sake of a good cause. After all, every fight for human rights needs a great soundtrack.

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