Hear Our Heroes: Responses to the Orlando Shooting from LGBT Artists

The power of celebrity is unprecedented in the United States. With one opinion or sentence, a beloved actor, musician, or writer has the power to change the American landscape. One memorable character, hit song, or popular book integrates these people into the fabric of our lives, revealing the breadth and outreach the arts can create. LGBT artists, in addition to entertaining us with their work, promote acceptance of other LGBT individuals in the United States. Their work and outreach are critical to the advancements in LGBT rights and changes in legislation because of how much they are revered. (more…)

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