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Benefit compilation in support of LGBTQIA+ organisations in Poland

Oramics collective and New York Haunted label boss Drvg Cvltvre present 113 track consciousness-raising album

The new benefit album Total Solidarity is released this week. Compiled by the Oramics collective and New York Haunted label, all proceeds from digital sales will be donated to two Polish organisations: Kampania Przeciw Homofobii and Miłość Nie Wyklucza. Both charities monitor homophobia and offer support services to the queer community in Poland. They will redistribute any money received to LGBTQIA+ organisations in smaller cities and towns throughout Poland.

The compilation has been put together as a response to the homophobic campaigns and anti-LGBT sentiment fuelled by Poland’s Law And Justice Party, far right media and the Catholic church. “We have heard that the LGBTQIA+ community is a plague, a dangerous ideology, a threat to morality and Polish culture and should be fought with fire. These words caused an eruption of violence,” reads the statement from Oramics. At the first ever Pride march in the city of Bialystok on 20 July, the LGBTQI+ community and their allies were met with physical violence and homophobic slurs from anti-Pride counter-marchers. “This atmosphere of disrespect, violence and hate leads many Polish queer people to depression, migration or even suicide.”

The compilation only took a week to compile, with over 100 tracks sent in support of the queer community in Poland. “Once again we want to pay respect to the roots of club culture in queer, people of colour, anti-gentrification, anti-state oppression struggle. We want to say sing and bang it out loud: queer rights are human rights. We’re in this together.”

Released on 17 August, pre-orders receive 20 tracks immediately and are available now on Bandcamp.