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Listen: 'Proud to Be' celebrates the LGBTQIA community in classical music

Listen: 'Proud to Be' celebrates the LGBTQIA community in classical music

Pride Month is a wonderful time to celebrate our unique identities and to reflect on how pride and authenticity show up in our lives. We asked classical musicians in the LGBTQIA community about their thoughts on Pride. The answers we got were incredibly diverse and thought-provoking. For some, Pride means dignity, the opposite of shame; for others, it means surviving despite the odds.  All the artists we spoke to said authenticity and identity directly connected to their musicmaking. Explore this special series, Proud to Be — listen to the one-hour special above and the extensive individual segments below — and help us celebrate the lives and accomplishments of LGBTQIA artists in classical music. 

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