Q Review LGBTQ Music Project launches My Music Story
The Q Review LGBTQ Music Project (Q Review) has launched My Music Story, a campaign to raise awareness of the global LGBTQ music community.
“For many of us in the LGBTQ community, music is the thing that helped us through the worst of times,” says Kenney Fitzpatrick, Q Review Founder. “It gave us relief, an escape and a space where everything ‘different’ about us was accepted and celebrated.”
My Music Story uses a variety of mediums to share the personal stories and experiences of contributing artists from around the world. Artists Bronze Avery, J. Gregry, Zee Machine, Katie Tich and Travie Austin have already shared their stories, with more launching every day.
The campaign highlights the importance of visibility and representation of queer artists in the music industry. Fitzpatrick notes this is "of particular importance for LGBTQ youth in rural environments who may not know where to look to see or hear their authentic selves represented in music.”
“I started writing songs to cope with the powerful emotions that came with growing up as a closeted queer teen,” says Katie Tich in her #MyMusicStory. “Channeling my inner turmoil into artistry helped me learn how to use healthy emotional outlets.”
You can read the rest of Katie’s story and follow the campaign online using the hashtag #MyMusicStory
Learn more at qreview.ca/mymusicstory