Bandcamp supports trans rights with day of donations


Artist-stores platform Bandcamp has announced that it will be donating 100% of its share of sales this Friday (4 August) to the Transgender Law Center (TLC).

It’s the company’s protest against US president Donald Trump’s announcement last week that transgender troops would no longer be able to serve in the armed forces.

“We support our LGBT+ users and staff, and we stand against any person or group that would see them further marginalised. This includes the current U.S. administration,” announced Bandcamp in a blog post.

“TLC does critical policy advocacy and litigation on multiple fronts, fights for healthcare for trans veterans, defends incarcerated trans people from abuse in prisons and detention centres, supports trans immigrants, and helps trans youth tell their stories and build communities.”

The day of donations follows a similar event earlier this year as Bandcamp protested against Trump’s executive order barring immigration from seven Middle Eastern countries.

Stuart Dredge

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