UK Tech House DJ Stands Up for LGBT Rights
London producer Argy has announced he’s to donate all proceeds from the sale of his upcoming compilation ‘Chronographic’ to an LGBT shelter in New York City that offers help to the homeless, the mentally ill and anyone suffering prejudice because of their sexuality.”
The upcoming compilation, which will be donating to New York City shelter New Alternatives, includes remixes from Alan Fitzpatrick, Agoria, Jerome Sydenham, Luciano, Solomun and Timo Maas, alongside Argy tracks from the last ten years plus three brand new tracks.
“Many have suffered the indignities of having been kicked out of their homes by homophobic families, forced to flee conservative communities, aged out of foster care, or come from families torn apart by poverty, AIDS, drug abuse or eviction,” Argy pointed out.
“House Music has given me a voice, a platform for expression, and generally a “passport” to experience this world globally. I want to give something back to the very source of the music and culture, from which it sprang,” he explained.
Details of Argy’s release emerged just as US rock legend Bruce Springsteen came out in full support of gay rights and tolerance, by cancelling a show in Greensboro, North Carolina in protest at the US state’s imposition of hateful new legislation dubbed by the media the ‘Bathroom’ law.
“HB2 — known officially as the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act — dictates which bathrooms transgender people are permitted to use. Just as important, the law also attacks the rights of LGBT citizens to sue when their human rights are violated in the workplace,” said Springsteen in a statement explaining his stand.
“No other group of North Carolinians faces such a burden. To my mind, it’s an attempt by people who cannot stand the progress our country has made in recognizing the human rights of all of our citizens to overturn that progress.
“Some things are more important than a rock show and this fight against prejudice and bigotry — which is happening as I write — is one of them. It is the strongest means I have for raising my voice in opposition to those who continue to push us backwards instead of forwards.” (Facebook)