The LGBTQ Academy of Recording Arts (LARA) will be celebrating its 25th anniversary at the 9th annual OUT Music Awards in New York City on January 19th 2015. If you are an out & proud LGBTQ recording artist or creative industry professional (i.e. producer/engineer, CD Cover graphic designer, photographer, film director, music video director etc) you can join the LGBTQ Academy of Recording Arts by registering to submit your music & videos for nominee consideration. While LARA focuses to specifically support, honor & celebrate the achievements & contributions of LGBTQ recording artists & creative industry professionals, they also recognize & celebrate the contributions of their straight allies & friends who stand for equality. Diedra Meredith LARA Chairwoman stated, “No person should have to sacrifice or even consider relinquishing their freedom, their dignity, or lose an opportunity to advance in their careers because they are open about their sexual orientation & gender identify. It is important that LGBT people express their authentic emotions & images through their music, art, acting, performance art & writing. It is just as important that OUTmusic Awards be included & celebrated in media, music & entertainment history like the Latin Grammy Awards, the Country Music Awards, the Black Entertainment Music Awards. The more LGBT people are included, acknowledged & celebrated, for their achievements & contributions, the more impact we can make in changing hearts & minds to erase the stigmas.” Registration is now open through November 7th 2014.
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