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Recording Academy Announces Partnership With GLAAD To Foster LGBTQ+ Inclusion In The Music Community

The GLAAD Media Awards take place in New York City on Fri, May 6, 2022. 

Recording Academy Announces Partnership With GLAAD To Foster LGBTQ+ Inclusion In The Music Community

The world's leading society of music creators, the Recording Academy®, has donated $150,000 to GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) media advocacy organization, to support its work to diversify the music industry and champion musicians in the LGBTQ+ community.

In addition to the donation, the Recording Academy and GLAAD announced a partnership for 2022 to further promote inclusion in this space through various initiatives, including:

Editorial content spotlighting LGBTQ+ music artists on and, as well as each organization's social media channels.

Support from the Recording Academy for the 33rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles on Sat, April 2, 2022 and New York City on Fri, May 6, 2022.

LGBTQ+-focused DEI training sessions hosted by the GLAAD Media Institute for Recording Academy elected leaders and staff to learn more about LGBTQ+ people and issues.

Participation from key GLAAD executives in the Recording Academy's DEI speakers series throughout the upcoming year.

"We're thrilled to double-down on our commitment to LGBTQ+ inclusion in partnership with GLAAD to inspire a culture of belonging and respect within the music industry," said Recording Academy Board of Trustees Chair Tammy Hurt. "This partnership embodies our joint commitment to accelerate progress for LGBTQ+ voices and ensure that the music community is representative of the many diverse artists who contribute to and call this industry home."

"The music industry is one of the most powerful avenues for bringing cultural conversations around diversity and inclusion to the forefront," said GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis. "Our new partnership with the Recording Academy will shape the future of LGBTQ+ inclusion in music and uplift underrepresented voices within the industry who have been overlooked for far too long."

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