Bandcamp is elevating cash for trans rights · Newswire · The A.V. Membership

In case you’ve in some way been blissfully blind to Donald Trump’s Twitter feed—which today would in all probability require shutting down the web, ceasing all radio and tv broadcasts, after which transferring to southern Venezuela to imagine a spot with the Yanomami tribe—it’s been an ongoing nightmare. Not too long ago, he made headlines worldwide by deciding (seemingly apropos of nothing and with out the enter of these on the Pentagon, lots of whom spent 9 anxious minutes between two tweets considering he had ordered a missile strike towards North Korea) to stop transgender folks from serving “in any capability within the U.S. Army.”

Setting apart motive and logic, a lot as Trump himself does, and due to this fact ignoring in the meanwhile the truth that the navy spends 5 occasions as a lot on Viagra as it might on transgender troops’ medical care, that is the definition of discrimination. It’s an appalling assault on a single group of individuals dwelling on this nation, and tolerating it must be beneath the dignity of anybody. So why not purchase some music and concurrently present your help of trans rights?

This Friday, Bandcamp will donate 100 p.c of their share of each sale made to the Transgender Legislation Heart, a nonprofit devoted to transgender equality. From midnight to midnight, cash from each album or music you buy will go to serving to noble endeavors like getting well being take care of trans veterans, stopping violence and abuse towards incarcerated trans folks, trans youth outreach and training, trans rights litigation, and extra. Particular person bands have achieved related fund-raising by means of Bandcamp, and the final time the obtain and streaming web site did a Friday donation fundraiser for the ACLU, it noticed gross sales of $1 million in a single day. Plus, a variety of labels and artists plan to hitch in, donating their share of the gross sales as effectively. So choose up a bit new music this Friday, and assist put some cash the place it’s wanted.

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