Trans Violinist Tona Brown Is Crowdfunding Her Carnegie Hall Dream
BY Parker Marie Molloy
March 28 2014 1:31 PM ET
Transgender violinist and vocalist Tona Brown is on a mission to become the first African-American violinist to perform at New York City's legendary Carnegie Hall. To make her dream come true, however, she'll need to raise $3,500 to fund the performance.
With the support of GLAAD, Brown has taken to popular crowdfunding site IndieGogo in hopes of raising enough money to fund what will be the first ever LGBT Pride event at Carnegie Hall.
An accomplished performer, Brown founded Aida Strings in 2005 as a way to help boost the profile of African-American and LGBT artists, who are often underrepresented in the conservative world of classical music. Brown has taken it upon herself to remedy this situation and provide fellow African-American and LGBT musicians with a true platform.
Donations can be made at Brown's IndieGogo campaign page through May 25.
- PHOTOS: International Mr. Leather Weekend
- WATCH: Out Musician Mika Shares Video for 'Good Guys,' a Bittersweet Homage to Gay Men
- Why Can't We Talk About Homophobia in the Black Community?
- San Diego Mourns Third Trans Teen to Die by Suicide
- WATCH: The Moment Ireland Said 'Yes' to Marriage Equality
- Dan Savage Calls Out Duggar's 'Staggering' Family Values Hypocrisy