Video: Anti-homophobic bullying song in No 11 chart success

Stephen Gray February 20, 2012
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A charity single raising money to tackle homophobic and transphobic bullying has hit number 11 on the official UK Independent Singles Chart.

The L Project’s début single It Does Get Better aims to raise as much money as possible to help combat anti-gay and trans bullying using the most talented lesbian UK performers.

The song had previously hit number 2 on the iTunes UK Rock Album chart and number 1 in Amazon UK’s Best Sellers Rock and Folk Charts and has drawn nearly 100,000 views on Youtube.

Clare Balding, Billy Jean King, Sam Fox and Kirstie Allsopp have tweeted about the single and the L Project said today it was “really quite something” to reach number 11 without mainstream airplay.

Proceeds will go to Stonewall and Diversity Role Models.

Suran Dickson, CEO of Diversity Role Models told after the single was released: “We are delighted to be part of the L Project’s charity single. Georgey Payne, Sofia Antonia Milone and their team of artists have put an immense amount of time and passion into the delivery of this incredibly moving song, all to enable us and Stonewall to deliver on the promise that ‘It Does Get Better’.

“As a fledgling charity, fundraising efforts such as these really help us to fulfil the high demand from schools for our role model workshops, so we couldn’t be more pleased with the response from the LGBT community over the weekend.”

The song can be bought at Amazon and iTunes, where it is available for download.

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