Danny Blu Tour: Silencing LGBTQ Hate and Battling Teenage Bullying – On the heels of marriage-equality and anti-bullying efforts in the United States, and the ongoing fight for freedom of expression, Danny Blu and his band will set out on tour to share his music and life story to help struggling youth build self awareness and confidence. As part of the LGBTQ community, and someone who has overcome pain and adversity while struggling to be accepted, Danny hopes his experiences will create a lasting impact for those he meets on the road, and reach beyond the tour with the release of a Documentary chronicling his efforts and message.
“Art and music have always been my tools and weapons of choice when it comes to speaking my mind and helping others,” says Danny. “I preach a message of acceptance, of both oneself and of others, and I live that message everyday. This documentary will open eyes to the struggles and stories of LGBTQ youth and those who are disenfranchised. We can only visit so many places, however, so the documentary will serve to ripple these stories outward.”
Danny Blu is self-funding his band’s tour, but recently launched an Indiegogo fundraising campaign to help raise money for the documentary. All proceeds from this campaign will go directly to the production, post-production and distribution of this documentary.
The campaign has grabbed the attention and support of many influential members of the entertainment industry whose art speaks directly to the LGBTQ community. Scott Lowell, of Showtime’s Queer As Folk, and guest star on this season of Bones, says, “I wish you all the luck and courage in the world spreading your important message!!” Danny has also received Twitter support from Stephen Oremus, 2011 Tony Award winning Orchestrator of The Book Of Mormon, Anthony Rapp, of Rent, Eden Espinosa, of Wicked, and many more.
On tour, Danny will be visiting schools, shelters, LGBTQ organizations and community centers to speak with disenfranchised youth, and discuss his crusade to battle teenage and cyber bullying.
By capturing the tour on film, and creating a full-length documentary of their time on the road, Danny and the Factory Blu will be able to reach and inspire an even larger population. Everyone’s support will help to get the word out about these anti-bullying efforts. As an added bonus, anyone who donates will receive rewards ranging from autographed CDs and merchandise to producer credits in the film and living room concerts.
“In order for social change to take place, it takes all sorts of people,” states Danny. “Those that stand and stop the tanks in the street and those who quietly support those who stand in the streets are equally important. By donating, you not only get some pretty sweet Indiegogo perks, but you are helping to enact changes that could affect thousands, if not millions of people. All it takes is a couple of mouse clicks and you become a social activist and an advocate for those who have been silenced.”
For more information about the campaign and documentary, visit Danny’s campaign page, or email Josh Ridley at firstname.lastname@example.org. Danny Blu is currently available for phone and email interviews, as well as in-person interviews and appearances on the road this June.
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