OUTMUSIC INC. is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization that serves as an umbrella to support the work LARA (LGBT Academy of Recording Arts). Our mission is to promote the advancement and appreciation of LGBTQ music culture & heritage as a recognized artform, create opportunities to support the development of young aspiring artists, increase visibility in honoring, documenting and archiving the contributions and achievements of marginalized LGBTQ artists into music & entertainment history.
It is important that the contributions and achievements of LGBT people are included in the history of the world. The more LGBT people are known for their contirbutions, the more impact we can make in changing hearts and minds.
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In 1990, OUTmusic Inc. a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization, was founded life partners Daniel Martin and Michael Biello in their East Village Apartment in New York, NY.
In 2007, Diedra Meredith was appointed the Executive Director. Under her new leadership, the organization was re-founded as OUTmusic - The LGBT Academy of Recording Arts creating the acronym LARA. LARA presents the Outmusic Awards to honor and celebrate this alliance of LGBT recording artists and creative industry professionals.
The new production of the Outmusic Awards under Diedra's leadership, took on a more commercial presence adding new categories to support the growing LGBT music and entertainment industry.
For the first time in the history of the organization, the Outmusic Awards was exposed to millions when MTV/Logo TV featured the Best Moments of the Outmusic Awards on the prime time show New Now Next Poplab show in 2010.
For over 25 years Outmusic - the LGBT Academy of Recording Arts (LARA) has honored, promoted and celebrated LGBT music culture and heritage.
Take a look at some of the best music videos from some of the top feature artists who proudly stand in the light of their truth hosted on the new Outmusic Television Network (OMTVN) YouTube channel and showcased on the OMTVN.com platform.
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