This story was originally published on August 26, 2016.
This summer, performers are pitching in to stage a protest show against the Trans-Pacific Partnership. After holding events in Seattle and Portland, the next Rock Agains the TPP show is September 9 in San Francisco.
One of the musicians taking part is multi-instrumentalist Sean Desiree, a.k.a. Bell’s Roar, who put together this mixtape for us of queer and trans performers of color. They write: “This mixtape is another reminder that producers beyond cis straight men exist. All except for one track by Amani O+ was arranged by the artists. In early 2017 I will be launching a tour called Art Funds Art, which will give a grant to a queer or trans artist of color in each city. Support the tour by purchasing a t-shirt at ArtFundsArtTour.”