SMYRC (Sexual Gender and Minority Youth Resource Center) provides a safe, supervised, harassment-free space for sexual and gender minority youth ages 13-23 who participate in positive activities like art, music, community organizing, open mic nights, drag shows, and support groups and receive services including case management, counseling, education, and more. With the goals of increasing academic success and access to jobs, reducing poverty and school drop-out, SMYRC honors, empowers, and supports LGBTQ youth to be their best selves and become leaders in their communities.
WRB is here to support this SMYRC. And so is Glitterfox…
Glitterfox is a drums/guitar harmony-driven duo with an infectious stage dynamic and authentic Southern roots. Winners of Buskerfest, OC Weekly’s “Best Folk Act,” and Long Beach, CA’s “Album of the Year,” Glitterfox has been touring the country for the past couple of years, playing massive music festivals (Joshua Tree Music Festival, Long Beach Folk Revival Festival), street corners, and everything in-between.
…and Dame Nation.
Jo Bortin, Weina Dinata, Barbara Martin, Marla Munnich, and Kathy Ware are Dame Nation, an all-female a cappella group who’ve been singing together for nearly 10 years. The Dames’ song selections include a wide variety of genres and styles, ranging from Patti Smith’s “Because the Night” to classic doo-wop with “One Fine Day”, as well as cover songs by Keane, Roy Orbison, Townes Van Zandt, & Rickie Lee Jones. Dame Nation has performed at affordable housing residences as part of The Giving Tree program and at retirement and memory care facilities, as well as Street Parties and Farmers Markets.