"Look around, everywhere you turn is heartache. "
Queer resistance group Sing Out, Louise! has released its first music video, "Vote," a politically charged parody of the Madonna classic "Vogue."
Sing Out, Louise!—an LGBTQ singing collective made up of activists from Gays Against Guns, the Women's March, Rise and Resist, and Moms Demand Action—is raising its united voices in an effort to encourage Democrats to cast their ballots in November's midterm elections.
Directed by Elissa Stein, "Vote" stars Fran Benitez as "Fradonna" and features a rap celebrating progressive leaders like Harvey Milk and Edie Windsor: "They had guts, they had brains, César Chavez broke our chains. Harvey, Edie, Adrienne—ask Obama, Yes we can!"
"Ladies with an attitude, fellas who are really stewed. Don’t just stand there, let’s get to it. Strike a blow, there’s nothing to it!"
Sing Out, Louise! has been protesting with parody songs “in the key of F you” for almost two years, performing at various marches and rallies since Trump was elected, according to a press release.
“There are many ways to make your voice heard,” says group leader and chief lyricist Mark Leydorf, “but you might as well have fun while you do it.”
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