Pride Music: Wrabel ‘The Village’

In August 2017, out musician Wrabel released his powerful music video for “The Village” as a sign of solidarity with the transgender community in the aftermath of Donald Trump’s ‘out of nowhere’ decision to ban trans military service members.

Beginning with this quote, “In nature, a flock will attack any bird that is more colorful than the others because being different is seen as a threat,” the video follows a young transgender man’s journey into self-acceptance.

The mournful tune focuses on issues of isolation that arise with the exploration of one’s sexuality and identity.

The lyrics urge the listener to remember there is nothing wrong with them. The issue is with those who treat them differently.

At the time, Wrabel sent this message to the LGBTQ community:

“To anyone that feels like an outsider, the problem isn’t you, it’s the village. I don’t know how else to raise my voice than in a song. And so, I wrote a song for you. #transrightsarehumanrights #thevillage”

Earlier this year, I covered Wrabel’s latest release “wish you well” here.

Study Shows LGBTQ Discrimination Is Up + More News

More Americans are identifying as LGBTQ at a faster pace than ever before according to new report from Gallup

Some news items you might have missed:

The Advocate: A new report from GLAAD found a sharp increase in the number of LGBTQ+ Americans reporting they’ve experienced discrimination. Seventy percent of respondents in this year’s study say they’ve experience discrimination due to their sexual orientation or gender identity. That’s up from 59 percent in 2021 and 46 percent in 2020. Continue reading “Study Shows LGBTQ Discrimination Is Up + More News”

Biden Admin Proposes Expanded Protections For LGBTQ Students

The Biden administration has proposed sweeping changes to Title IX that would bar discrimination against transgender students
President Joe Biden

The Biden administration has proposed a sweeping overhaul of Title IX that would bar schools and universities from discriminating against transgender students, and bolster the rights of victims and widen colleges’ responsibilities in addressing sexual misconduct. The revisions would undo changes made by the Trump administration. Continue reading “Biden Admin Proposes Expanded Protections For LGBTQ Students”