Semi Precious Weapons vocalist joins the board of one of the biggest LGBT charity groups

DULUTH, GA - APRIL 18: Justin Tranter of Semi Precious Weapons opens for Lady Gaga at the Arena at Gwinnett Center on April 18, 2011 in Duluth, Georgia. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

The gender non-confirming singer Justin Tranter known for his collaborations with such celebrities as Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani, Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, and Fall Out Boy, confirmed joining to the LGBT advocacy charity group GLAAD.

“Music is a big part of media and culture, so I thought I could really lend my voice and expertise and as much money as I can give. I feel like there is a lot of homophobia and misogyny in the music business, and I feel like I’ve gotten to a place where I’ve broken down a lot of those doors. I’ve had the experience of going through homophobia in my work and I can share my experiences so future generations don’t have to deal with what I’ve dealt with,” the singer opened up to Billboard. “I won’t do press anymore unless I can talk about the homophobia and let queer people know our ideas are mainstream.” It is not the first experience of the LGBT charity work for the singer. As a schoolboy he donated money to AIDS foundation and as a student he was a member of a group helping LGBT youth.In 2016, after flying to Orlando to help in the aftermath of the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting, Tranter helped orchestrate the release of charity single ‘Hands’ – raising funds for Equality Florida Pulse Victims Fund, GLAAD, and the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida.


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