Music, and the spaces it occupies, has often been a safe haven for those who feel they don’t belong—a place to express and feel without fear. But in 2016 alone, over 40 women were assaulted within a week at music festivals, an entire state told trans artists and fans they weren’t welcome in facilities, and LGBT nightlife was the center of the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. We must act. In this panel moderated by femchord host Kate Ida, artists and activists will come together to discuss problems of harassment in the music scene and propose solutions to ensure the music community is a safe, accessible space for people of all genders and sexual orientations.
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