Greetings, Avocadoans! Welcome to the weekly discussion of LGBTQQIA+ issues!
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So this week we are looking at Anohni and Downtown Boys.
First, Anohni, a trans woman that was formerly the lead of Anthony and the Johnsons. Her first solo project went by the name Hopelessness and rarely has an album name been so fitting. With topics ranging from drone bombing, climate change, the surveillance state and more, its unlikely one will be feeling happy
Next is Downtown Boys, a punk band based in Rhode Island with their press release making the message clear that they fight the prison-industrial complex, racism, queerphobia, capitalism, fascism, boredom, and all things people use to try to close our minds, eyes and hearts.
Downtown Boys- A Wall
Optional topic: So what do you think of non-LGBTQ+ people being in LGBTQ+ spaces, like in gay bars as an example?