This Friday, August 4, Bandcamp will donate 100% of their share of profits from sales made 12:00am-11:59pm PST to the Transgender Law Center.
Bandcamps new campaign is in response, to the President’s controversial shift in military policy when he declared last week in a Twitter statement that “…the United States Government will not accept or allow … Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military”
“Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail,” Trump tweeted out.
Bandcamp said in an official statement that they support all LGBT+ users and staff, and all manner of variance in experience and identity, including gender and sexuality, on their streaming platform for artistic expression, rallying against the Trump and U.S. administration with their ongoing disgraceful discriminatory attacks on the LGBT community.
The campaign, announced with a headline urging people to This Friday, Stand With Bandcamp in Support of Trans Rights” Bandcamp will donate 100% of their share of every sale to the Transgender Law Center, a nonprofit organization that works tirelessly to change law, policy, and culture for the more equitable. TLC does critical policy advocacy and litigation on multiple fronts, fights for healthcare for trans veterans, defends incarcerated trans people from abuse in prisons and detention centers, supports trans immigrants, and helps trans youth tell their stories and build communities.
To show solidarity with transgender Americans and the LGBT community, as well as those impacted against the latest reversal of another Obama administration policy, Bandcamp have shared a sampling of some of the music made by trans and gender non-conforming artists on Bandcamp inviting you to listen to these albums, as you’ll discover some great new artists from all walks of life, who share their experiences in song.
To participate as a fan, simply purchase music through Bandcamp on Friday and they’ll donate their share of the sale to TLC. To participate as an artist or label, send some or all of your share of Friday’s sales directly to TLC here, and let Bandcamp know your plan in the comments here so that they can help spread the word. Thank you!