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"Writing With Pride": GRAMMY Museum & Digital Drag Fest To Host Celebration Of LGBGTQ+ Songwriters
Just announced, the GRAMMY Museum will collaborate with Producer Entertainment Group’s Digital Drag Fest for Writing With Pride, a livestreamed celebration of LGBTQ+ songwriters and performers in the music industry. The one-day digital event will feature the likes of former "Ru Paul’s Drag Race" contestants Trixie Mattel, Jinx Monsoon and Alaska, as well as others including esteemed songwriters Justin Tranter and Leland.
Fans can tune into the event beginning at 11 A.M. Pacific Standard Time on Saturday, May 16 via StageIt where the program will kick off with a panel including Tranter, Monsoon and Mattel. Later, the digital fest will see live performances and in-depth conversations from Bright Light Bright Light, Stephen Wrabel, Sharon Needles and BeBe Zahara Benet amongst others.
In a statement to Rolling Stone regarding the event, Backstreet Boys and Kesha collaborator Wrabel said, "It’s so important to spotlight songwriters in the LGBTQ+ community, not only for the general exposure, but because we all have our own individual journeys that we are on… I think through music and lyric we can better understand each other’s hearts and heads and dreams and struggles. And events like this are such a beautiful way of sharing."
Additional information regarding scheduled artists and panelists is said to be announced at a later date. For more on the GRAMMY Museum, virtual exhibits and other additional programming, visit the museum’s site.