'We're All Human', the new charity single from the L Project and official theme tune for the 10th International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHOT) on May 17th, has entered the UK official independent singles chart at no 36.
Online PR News – 14-May-2014 – 12 May 2014 London – 'We're All Human', the new charity single from the L Project and official theme tune for the 10th International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHOT) on May 17th, has entered the UK official independent singles chart at no 36.
The song, which last week was tweeted by celebrities such as Stephen Fry, Clare Balding, and Martina Navratilova, could break into the mainstream over the next week. If it does, it will carry with it IDAHOT's world-wide message to unite and stand against violence and oppression, and promote freedom, diversity and acceptance.
'Diversity and love is a message everyone can get behind', believes Georgey Payne, one of the project's coordinators. 'We hope that everyone - especially non-LGBT people - takes the opportunity this week to download the song and add their vote of support for a world without prejudice. Wouldn't that be just amazing if we all united on this for the 10th edition of IDAHOT?'
The song, recorded over a weekend at London's Dean Street Studios, combines the talents of 19 LGBT artists, many of whom are established on the LGBT scene. All these artists gave their time for free to The L Project, who has been raising funds and awareness to promote diversity for the last two years.
The L Project's 2012 single 'It Does Get Better' reached number 11 in the UK independent charts and has so far raised almost £10,000 for Stonewall and Diversity Role Models.
Using the same model, 100% of all proceeds from 'We're All Human' will be donated to three LGBT charities: Kaleidoscope, who fight to uphold the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people internationally; The Russian LGBT Network, who will help victims of LGBT abuse in Russia; and Mermaids, a UK youth transgender charity.
‘When we all work together for the same thing, we really can make a difference. This week is a rare opportunity to do that world-wide’, added Georgey.
'We're All Human' has an accompanying video on YouTube, as well as a BSL signed version, and a series of behind-the-scenes shorts.
The song can be downloaded on all good download sites, including iTunes and Amazon.
Since 2005, May 17 has been dedicated to the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, marking the day in 1990 when the World Health Organization removed homosexuality from its list of mental disorders.
It constitutes an annual landmark to draw the attention of decision makers, the media, the public, opinion leaders and local authorities to the alarming situation faced by lesbian, gay, bisexuals, transgender and intersex people and all those who do not conform to majority sexual and gender norms.
May 17 is now celebrated in more than 120 countries, with advocates staging hundreds of activities, events and actions all over the world. These mobilisations unite millions of people in support for the upholding of human rights for all, irrespective of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.
The Day has been given official recognition by many authorities at all levels, from city councils to parliaments and governments.European institutions and many UN agencies mark the Day each year with special events.
The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia is breaking records for global mobilisation and outreach, with at least 200 million people reached by campaign messages around the globe in 2013
About the L Project
The L Project is run by Georgey Payne and Sofia Antonia Milone.
They aim to raise awareness about the effects of LGBT discrimination, to give hope to those suffering from it, and to raise money to help combat it. They hope to be able to do this by engaging the community and empowering people to educate themselves and others in order to 'spread the L'.
The L Project released an LGBT anti-bullying charity song entitled "It Does Get Better" on Feb 11th 2012 which was recorded by 17 of the UK's most talented female lesbian artists. All proceeds and royalties from the song and the video go directly to two chosen charities Stonewall and Diversity Role Models who both help prevent LGBT bullying.
Within 17 hours of release the song shot to No1 in the UK Amazon and iTunes charts, it held position there for 8 days. It also reached No.11 in the Official UK Independent Charts. "It Does Get Better" charted in 4 different countries worldwide. In May 2013, Sofia and Georgey were flown out to Ohio, USA and Norway for 2 special performances of the charity song. "It Does Get Better" also won 3 awards, had worldwide LGBT media attention, was supported and shared by lots of LGBT celebrities, and raised thousands for its LGBT charities. Since its release "It Does Get Better" has had 410,000 collective Youtube hits with its BSL & Subtitled versions.
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