GAY ANTHEM BY PHOEBE LEGERE:
PHOEBE'S LOVE LETTER FOR CIVIL RIGHTS
Gay Crusader Phoebe Legere Releases GAY ~ a CD of Gay Anthems Celebrating the Integrity, Beauty, Grit & Art of Gay Culture and Community. Proceeds to Benefit ASTRAEA.
New York, NY--January 20, 2015--Phoebe Legere, transmedia artist and LGBTQI activist, releases CD of original music that includes her legendary Gay National Anthem.
Legere, who has dedicated her life to the achievement of civil rights for gays said, "The CD comes at a crucial time in the fight for gay marriage. The U.S. Supreme Court recently announced it will review 6th Circuit marriage cases and thereby decide the future of gay marriage in the United States.
"I'm honored that the GAY Anthem has been well-received by gay clubs and groups around the world since it was originally released in 2008. I am including it on my new CD because once again we must stand united and fight for our rights," said Legere.
100% of the proceeds from the sales of GAY will be donated to ASTRAEA, the Lesbian Foundation for Justice.
Legere became a leader in the gay liberation movement of the 1980s. She is a fearless gay activist who fights for freedom and equality.
From her Art and Music as an openly gay rights defender to her current campaign to champion the work of LGBTQIA artists at the New York Underground Museum, Phoebe has been at the forefront fighting for the rights of the gay community.
Her openly gay band MONAD, was one of the first female-led bands ever signed to a major label, Epic Records. She suffered discrimination because of her orientation. This radicalized her approach.
Legere's art celebrates female on female power. Her paintings are held by the Leslie Lohman Museum and she has given her time to Visual Aids and the Mix Festival. She has donated tirelessly to AIDS benefits and gay marriage legalization efforts.
Legere has marched and performed in Gay Pride gatherings all over the world. Her appearances at Gay Village in Rome, Gay Mardi Gras in Sydney, Australia, and performances in support of the Provincetown Afterglow Festival and the Fresh Fruit Festival are occasions for support and affirmation.
Legere uses art, music, poetry and wearable sculpture to critique the hierarchically gendered and homophobic nature of arts institutions. She founded the New York Underground Museum to give gay, bi and transitioning artists a place to have their work showcased.
The GAY CD Genre: Electronic: Alternative Dance is available for digital download at
UPCOMING EVENTS FOR PHOEBE LEGERE:
In February, Phoebe will, for the fourth consecutive year, host the LOVE & COURAGE event at the National Arts Club to benefit TNC.
On March 23, immediately following the season finale of Lena Dunham's GIRLS on HBO, Legere will star in Lena Dunham's documentary "It's Me, Hilary" a film about Hilary Knight who illustrated Kay Thompson's "Eloise" books. The film debuted this year at the Sundance Film Festival.
~ GAY CD Cover
~Lena Dunham and Phoebe Legere
~BEARS: In Praise of Body Hair, by Phoebe Legere
~TENDER PINK by Phoebe Legere
For more information or to set up an interview with Phoebe Legere, please email Susie at GaydioWaves@outlook.com