Vote Now For LGBTQ Nations 2023 Arts & Entertainment Hero

Vote Now For LGBTQ Nations 2023 Arts & Entertainment Hero

In an era marked by far-right attacks on LGBTQ+ identity (from banning drag queens to virtual book burnings), being counted has never been more important.

Enter artists, actors, musicians, dancers and writers.

Vote now for the Arts and Entertainment Hero of the LGBTQ Nation 2023

They are the eyes and ears of the world and it doesn't matter who they are or how they represent us.

The arts and entertainment heroes nominated this year have all made a strong statement through their work and simply by being themselves. All results were evident.

In Fort Wayne, Indiana , the Carroll High School Drama Club challenged “hateful” and… gasping! - LGBTQ+ symbols.

Legendary DJ Honey Dijon brought trance beats and visibility to Beyoncé's Renaissance album.

Funny and lovable , Jaboukie Young-White wowed audiences with his portrayal of Disney's first gay character in an animated film.

Gay dad and author Chasten Buttigieg helped gay teens gain validation and responded to politicians looking for cheap laughs.

Vote now for the Arts and Entertainment Hero of the LGBTQ Nation 2023

Carroll High School Drama Club

Your video will make you cry.

In February, drama students at Carroll High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana were suddenly informed that their spring production of Marian, The True Tale of Robin Hood, had been canceled due to protests from a group of parents. is not satisfied with strange topics. the show. They were a same-sex couple and a non-binary character.

Theater affiliates and allies were in shock before they acted.

His first act was to inform local news and the author of the play that the production was under siege. This led to positive coverage and 5,600 signatures on a petition to reintroduce the coin.

Students then gathered en masse at a school board meeting and warned parents who tampered with the Bible that they would go down in history as “hateful.”

The school still not giving in, the students decided to make it themselves.

They hired a producer, rented a venue, and introduced Maria to over 1,500 fans in an outdoor theater on a beautiful night under the stars on the Indiana prairie. They raised over $80,000 from this action video.

“A few months ago, we thought it was a no-brainer,” said sophomore Peyton Stratton, who plays Marian. "And in a way, it's kind of decent to say, 'Wow, we did it.' And it happens."

My darling, Dijon

If this is Beyoncé's world and we live in it, then we're in luck as trance DJ Honey Dijon spins the soundtrack to her golden age disco, techno and house beats.

Behind the decks since the 1990s, Chicago native Di'jon contributed to Queen B's hit album Renaissance , producing tracks such as Cozy and Alien Superstar, as well as Trans-Visibility.

Dijon received Grammy nominations for her work on the album in November.

With a long history and fame (Madonna calls Dijon "my favorite DJ in the whole world"), she has earned Grammy nominations and judging status by writing on forums about house music history and music. influence of black and LGBTQ+ artists. The MoMA is signposted as PS 1.

Three days after the nominations for Renaissance , Dijon released their second collection of house music, along with the release message:

"The secret to good dance music is joy. That's why I've always been drawn to disco music. Even though it spoke the truths of life, it was also uplifting and liberating. Good music Dance also does that. It uplifts us, frees us and makes us think at the same time. It needs approval."

Jaboukia young-white

Last November, History found Jaboukie Jong-Wit.

Appearing on Twitter and Instagram in 2016 with hilarious memes, he showcased his career spanning stand-up, film and, more recently, music. His debut album with Interscope , All Who Can't Hear Must Feel, was released in August.

Of course, the actor appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in 2017.

Five years later, Disney filmmakers took the same relaxed approach to teenage Ethan Clay in Strange World , the first animated film in the studio's 100-year history to feature an openly gay character. Young-White fits the role perfectly.

"I thought it was beautiful," the actor said of director Don Hall and writer-director Qui Nguyen, who were "very interested in depicting what our world is like and what reality is like." clumsy or forced, it's more or less”.

This light touch leads to a soft scene where the character of Young-White is embarrassed by the boy she loves. Ethan's father, voiced by Jake Gyllenhaal, comes aboard and says, "Nice to meet you! My son talks about you all the time!

Punish Buttigieg

This year, Pete's husband and father of two young children, Chasten Buttigieg, revisited his refreshingly candid memoir in 2020, hoping to inspire younger audiences with his story. Conclusion: I have something to tell you... for young people .

She has spent much of the past year traveling the country sharing her story, in addition to banning LGBTQ+ books and talks in every state and school district.

"I grew up in northern Michigan and thought I was the only gay person in the world. I thought something was wrong with me," the 34-year-old writer told NBC.

Although Buttigieg claims to come from a loving home, teenager Chasten 'could have benefited from a 10 second conversation with my parents when I was younger'.

"If they sat me down and said, 'We just want you to know you're loved unconditionally no matter what'?" Whether you're gay or straight, you'll always have a roof over your head. above your head and you will always have two. Parents who love you. Imagine hearing that and thinking, "What young man?" People should pay attention to sports and science. »

And that is the message of this book.

Buttigieg wants to tell his readers, "There are good things in this world." "People love you. People fight for you."

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