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Folk Fights Back LGBTQ Event

By Charlotte Robinson, August 23, 2017
LGBTQ artists Melissa Ferrick, Oompa, Evan Greer, Anjimile & Mark Lipman will be performing Wednesday August 23rd at Club Passim at 7P in Cambridge, Massachusetts to benefit Boston GLASS, (Gay & Lesbian Adolescent Social Services), an organization dedicated to improving the well-being of LGBTQ youth of color by providing them with a continuum of services & a community in which they can thrive. The event is being organized by “Folk Fights Back” a national organization of musicians seeking to support marginalized communities through benefit concerts. Tickets are $20 & $15 for students & club members. This particular series is particularly timely considering the Trump administration’s recent attacks on our transgender youth, attempted “transgender ban” on military service & the Department of Justice legal arguments against gay rights as they pertain to discrimination in the workplace. When I asked Melissa in 2015 what she would like to see happen for LGBT equality in the next few years Ferrick stated, “I would like to see more acceptance, certainly. I would like to see also the inclusion of our trans brothers & sisters more integrated. I’ve felt this way for a long time… I think inclusion & crossing the boundaries between each other would be huge. Less separation & more combining our populations. So I’d love to see more coming together.” In this exclusive audio byte I talked to Melissa about what advice she had for our LGBTQ teens. LISTEN:
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