Freedom of Expression Advocacy Campaign - The Freedom of Expression campaign is an online social media advocacy campaign to raise awareness and much needed funds to support LARA, the LGBT Academy of Recording Arts in its efforts to amplify the music and voices of LGBT recording artists and performers.
Our slogan FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION = MUSIC EQUALITY (FOE=MEQ) speaks to raising awareness to erase the stigma associated with being openly LGBT in your professional career. No person should have to sacrifice their freedom or dignity, or lose an opportunity to advance in their careers because of who they are and who they've chosen to love.
The campaign features LGBT recording artists, entertainers, other creative industry professionals, activists and our friends and allies who believe in standing in the light of truth. LARA continues to provide a platform that allows LGBT people to openly excercise their authentic freedom of expression regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Freedom of Expression was no challenge for the Iconic SYLVESTER! Known for his flamboyant and androgynous appearance, Sylvester challenged the stigma associated with being openly LGBT in the 1970s. When he appeared on American Bandstand he was out & proud and promoted the message that you can be who you want to be.....
The LGBT Academy of Recording Arts (LARA) celebrated and honored Sylvester with a posthumous recognition award as an OUTmusic Icon.
OUTMUSIC ICON HONOREE SYLVESTER - is the epitome of what it means to be FREE to express yourself and not pla a role. Sylvester took the music world by storm with boldness, grace and humility. Watch on this interview on Dick Clark's American Bandstand!
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.
COMING FALL 2016