Friday, 6 May 2011

queer youth music projects

Two projects came to my attention today...


My friend Ste McCabe writes, 'Anybody interested in supporting young LGBT people in Manchester getting onstage for the first time in their lives and performing, and giving them a massive boost with happy cheers etc, please come and support this event next Saturday 14th for International Day Against Homophobia'
The event in question is:

14 May
19:30 - 22:30
Nexus Art Cafe, Dale Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester. UK
Doors: 7:30pm
Tickets: £3 on the door

This year LGBT Youth North West are marking International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia with our music event IDAHO Down!

IDAHO Down will be taking place on Saturday 14th May at Nexus Art Cafe, Dale Street in Manchester's Northern Quarter, and is aimed at encouraging LGBT young people to compose music with local artists.

On the night artists will perform their own set, then each be joined on stage by the young people to perform the song they have composed together.

Performing are:

Ste McCabe
This Morning Call
Awesome Wells
Becca Williams
Plus special guests.





Queer Rock Camp is a brand new day camp for youth ages 12 - 20 starting this summer in Olympia, WA. USA, Official camp week is AUGUST 8th - AUGUST 13th!

Mission Statement:
Queer Rock Camp is a music camp for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual youth and their allies. Through instrument instruction, band practice, and workshops, Q.R.C aims to empower youth by building confidence, fostering and strengthening peer alliances, and dismantling gender binaries. Q.R.C aspires to promote queer visibility in music through L.G.B.T.Q.Q.I.A and allied instructors, mentors, and visiting performers.

We need your support to raise money to make this a free program for youth who need a voice! All of our staff is volunteer, and is working year round to make things happen. The money that is raised will go to paying for camp locations, musical equipment, food items for volunteers and campers that is not donated, showcase venue, art supplies, workshop materials, press / printing needs and much more!

For more information, visit our website
OR send us an email

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