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A Global Community Like No Other

Beyond geography, language, heritage, religion, there’s another community with a culture of its own and that’s the LGBTQIA+ community. Bonded by a collective rebellion of gender norms and stereotypes, the queer community value fearless authenticity and are...

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Let’s Talk Pronouns in Music!

October 20th is recognized annually as International Pronouns Day. This day was created to make the respect, sharing, and usage of pronouns commonplace. Pronouns should never be assumed by the way a person presents.  There are many ways to include ...

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Meet: The Color of Music Collective

Meet the Color of Music Collective, an organization with the mission of amplifying the voices of BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ individuals working in the music industry. Founded by Mia Van Allen and Marcella Desharnais, the organization is paving the path for pu...

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What Does Pride Mean to You?

The term “pride” can take on a lot of forms. In June in the US, Pride is often used in reference to the LGBTQ+ liberation movement that is celebrated and honored through marches, events, discussions, and so much more. In the US, there are still hurdles to ...

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Ten Minutes with Yvie Oddly

Yvie Oddly is the stage name of Jovan Bridges, a drag queen, performer, and Season 11 winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race. In this interview, Yvie tells The Orchard a lot about what gives her a sense of pride, X-Men as her icons growing up, and what she wishes th...