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Ryan Cassata is an award winning singer-songwriter, actor, performer, writer, LGBTQ activist & motivational speaker based in Los Angeles who has been featured in GRAMMY.com, Rolling Stone, Billboard, The New York Times, Buzzfeed, and more. As a musician with over 600 performances touring across the US and internationally, including being the first openly trans performer at the Vans Warped Tour, along with performing at Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Green Show, and the world’s biggest pride festivals, Ryan has been praised by The Advocate Magazine- calling him a “Transgender singing sensation.” Paper Magazine put him on their "50 LGBTQ Musicians You Should Prioritize" list, and LOGO’s New Now Next included Ryan on the “9 Trans Musicians You Need To Get Into” list. Billboard Magazine called Ryan a “true force in the industry“, put him on the "11 Transgender & Non-Binary Musicians You Need to Know" list and premiered his award winning music video "Daughter" which has been viewed over 750,000 times. Ryan Cassata is the 2019 winner of the ASCAP Foundation's Sunlight of the Spirit Award for his songwriting on "Jupiter."
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