Image Credit: Angela_Yuriko_Smith — “gay pride flag”
Cover Art for the single “The Village” by Wrabel, released under Epic Records.

What’s Wrong with the Village?

On February 22nd, 2017, the Trump administration repealed the Dear Colleague Letter on Transgender Students. This joint guidance issued in 2016, by the Departments of Justice and Education, clarified that the Title IX law should be interpreted to protect Transgender students in public schools from discrimination.

  • 71% decrease in symptoms of severe depression
  • 34% decrease in reported thoughts of suicide
  • 65% decrease in suicidal attempts
Image Credit: ArmyAmber — “soldier military uniform”

“It’s incredible to see what a song can do and it can go places where you can’t go.” — (Wrabel, 2019)

Wrabel’s message seems to be well received as there are almost 22,000 comments on the official music video for the song. Many of the comments are from LGBTQIA+ Youth sharing their stories and expressing comfort or support they have gained from the song and others online, even when their real-life situation is surrounded by people who aren’t accepting. For example, here is a comment left on the video recently:

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