Black History Month and the African-American LGBT Community

 

Tune in to QLRadio Monday thru Friday 9pm ET / 6pm PT as we honor Black History Month with an hour of music from the African-American LGBT community. QLRadio.org #blackhistorymonth

Here are just some of the artists whose music you will hear in February on our special Black History Month segment Monday – Friday 9pm ET/ 6pm PT QLRadio

Aaron-Carl

Ah-mer-ah-su

Ahmond

Angel Haze

Anye

Billie Holiday

Chunky Boii

Crys Matthews

Diijai

Doria Roberts

Doug Locke

Gaye Adegbalola

Jesse Afriyie

Laith Ashley

Ma Rainey

Marck Angel

Me’Shell Ndegeocello

Morgxn

Mykki Blanco

Nedra Johnson  

Neil Totton

Nhojj

Pamela Means

Pegg Starr

Robert Anton

Robin Renee

Ru Paul

Shea Diamond

Sylvester

Todrick Hall

Toshi Reagon

Tracy Chapman

Wayne Dreadski

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Quest of Life Media & Broadcast
On February 1, 2018, the website and social media pages for Quest of Life Media & Broadcast went LIVE!
What began in October 2016 with the thought “What more can be done for the LGBT Independent Artist Community” had developed into a structure.

QLRadio
On February 17, 2018 QLRadio went LIVE broadcasting music from LGBT Independent Artists. Our own radio station was not in the plan 16 days earlier. We were partnering with an existing source. It became quickly apparent that we needed faster and more control of this marketing tool. Voila’.

Nonprofit Operations
Our projected 2019 Operational Budget is $3000. This is essential administrative costs: Licensing, Communications, Etc.

Emerging Artist Grants
We would like to launch our Yearly Emerging Artist Grants program in the Fall 2019. For this we are looking at an additional $3000. The emerging artist grants are awarded to newer or first time release artists. Nothing encourages creativity and pride in accomplishment than holding your own music CD. I know, Christmas 2018 we released a holiday compilation album. This was a long time dream of mine and I still grin when I see it.

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Venue Database
Also in 2019 we would like to get our Tour Venue Database up and running. This database will help LGBT artists planning tours to locate venues in their planned areas of travel. These venues will welcome them, support them and help them feel safe in unfamiliar parts.

Start Up Expenses
Near the end of 2018 we were able to eliminate some of our startup debt thanks to you. We still have a little more to go and would like to eliminate that in the first half of 2019.

Audience
In our first year we have had visitors to QLRadio and our related websites from over 40 countries (See Image Below). Life for LGBT people in some of these countries is quite volatile. I’m excited by the thought that we might be a beacon of hope.

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Programming
QLRadio has 4 in house produced programs.
-Not Weird, Queer – LGBT new music program.
-Classical Sunday Nights – Music from the LGBT classical community.
-New Music Minutes – Daily segment with the freshest music in the land.
-Saturday Alive – Foot tapping Head bobbing music to keep your Saturday nights “Alive”.

And 6 syndicated programs.
-HomoRadio New York Capital Region’s LGBT variety show
-This Way Out International LGBT New Radio Magazine
-Washington D.C.’s Inside Out LGBT Radio
-The Randy Report Nevada’s largest LGBTQ blog
-Democracy Now! daily, global, independent news
Our programming schedule can be found HERE.

Your support is as always tax deductible and you can contribute by check, online, PayPal, etc HERE. 

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THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE LGBT SINGER / SONGWRITER / MUSICIAN COMMUNITY.

Steve, Brett, Jeremy, Alyson

 

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