Gay Rights Activists Protest Anti-Gay Stars At Reggae Festival
Leaders of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) are outraged that organizers of the show have invited Buju Banton and Bounty Killer to perform at the Randall's Island concert on August 25.
GLAAD officials are also encouraging the media to spotlight these performers' violent, disturbing lyrics and to question ClearChannel's support of messages that promote violence against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.
GLAAD spokesman Rashad Robinson says, "Buju Banton and Bounty Killer continue to perform songs with virulently homophobic lyrics that in some cases support the murder of gay people.
"It is unacceptable for ClearChannel, the concert promoters, and the other sponsors to provide these performers with a platform to promote messages that put lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in harm's way."
GLAAD bosses are collaborating with Gay Men Of African Descent (GMAD), Queer Justice League, People Of Color In Crisis, The National Gay And Lesbian Taskforce and the New York City Gay & Lesbian Anti-Violence Project to protest anti-gay violence at the Reggae Carifest.
(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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