Friday, August 4, 2017

BANDCAMP Will Donate 100% of Sales to The Transgender Law Center This Friday, Aug 4th- I Invite All Bandcamp Artists To Double Down This Friday


As a new member of the Bandcamp family I am so incredibly proud of Bandcamp as a company when they announced that this FRIDAY, yes, this FRIDAY Aug 4th Bandcamp will be donating 100% of their share of every sale made. So this is a grand opportunity to support artists whom you love as well as the Transgender Law Center (you can read more about their important mission below). I encourage Bandcamp artists to double down on Friday by donating their share of any sale of any specific song or album of theirs. To do my part I will give 100% of any Bandcamp revenue of Shadow Box Butterfly, a song dedicated to those in the LGBT community and anyone else who is fighting to be their true-self in a world that can sometimes not be so accepting of who they are, to the Transgender Law Center not only on Friday but for the entire month of August. I will also give 50% of the sale of my album Dying Star to the cause as well for the entire month of August. I encourage YOU to do the same. Please check out the important information in the Bandcamp Press Release Below.


Bandcamp is a platform for artistic expression, and all manner of variance in experience and identity, including gender and sexuality, is welcome here. We support our LGBT+ users and staff, and we stand against any person or group that would see them further marginalized. This includes the current U.S. administration, and its recent capricious declaration that transgender troops will no longer be able to serve in the military. That this announcement was motivated in part to help fund the border wall exposes it as part of the administration’s cynical, discriminatory agenda.
In response, we will be donating 100% of our share of every sale on Friday, August 4th (from midnight to midnight Pacific Time) to the Transgender Law Center, a nonprofit organization that works tirelessly to change law, policy, and culture for the more equitable. TLC does critical policy advocacy and litigation on multiple fronts, fights for healthcare for trans veterans, defends incarcerated trans people from abuse in prisons and detention centers, supports trans immigrants, and helps trans youth tell their stories and build communities.
When an Executive Order was issued earlier this year barring immigrants and refugees from seven Middle Eastern countries from entering the United States, we held a wildly successful fundraiser for the ACLU. We hope you’ll join us in now doing the same in support of trans rights. To participate as a fan, simply purchase music through Bandcamp on Friday and we’ll donate our share of the sale to TLC. To participate as an artist or label, send some or all of your share of Friday’s sales directly to TLC here, and let us know your plan in the comments below so that we can help spread the word. Thank you!
—Bandcamp Staff

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