Well-loved DJ The Black Madonna has announced a European 'We Still Believe: Choose Love' tour, with stops in Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Ukraine and the UK.
The tour will raise money and awareness of the plight of those seeking asylum on the grounds of persecution for being LGBTQI in their home countries, supporting Help Refugees – of which The Black Madonna is an ambassador – and Say It Loud, a Help Refugees-affiliated community support group for LGBTQA+ refugees and asylum seekers.
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Discussing the tour, the DJ explains, "You may have seen me wearing a Choose Love t-shirt on the road and in pictures. That shirt is the calling card of an organization called Help Refugees. When I knew I wanted to assist refugees, this wonderful group was the place I started. They are pioneers in a new movement in humanitarian aid: fast, flexible, and transparent. They go directly where the need is greatest, helping almost 1 million people."
She continues, "I began by donating all the proceeds from my t-shirt sales to them. And then I learned about a group called Say It Loud, supported by Help Refugees, who specifically aid LGBTQI people who are migrating and/or seeking asylum. I met their founder and knew I had to get involved."
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"I still believe that together we can make a difference in the real lives of LGBTQI refugees around the world."
The Black Madonna has also launched a new range of merch, ranging from tees to aprons and tea towls; proceeds from all the designs will go directly to Help Refugees. You can grab the merch here.
For the full list of tour dates, check out the poster below.
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