Trans Soul Singer Shea Diamond & Joe Biden Share Touching Moment at Human Rights Campaign Event

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Shea Diamond performs at the 22nd annual Human Rights Campaign National Dinner at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Sept. 15, 2018 in Washington, DC. 

With a tale of triumph amid harrowing circumstance and a jaw-dropping voice to boot, transgender soul singer Shea Diamond has drawn support from all over the music industry, getting signed to a major label and having star songwriter Justin Tranter executive produce her debut EP. 

Diamond nabbed herself a new fan this weekend. Former Vice President Joe Biden and Diamond shared a heart-to-heart at the Human Rights Campaign’s 22nd National Dinner on Saturday. Biden was the headlining speaker at the dinner.

Tranter took to Instagram to share a photo of Biden and Diamond in the middle of their heart-to-heart.

“Joe Biden @vp44 was in the audience, and was so moved he had to go speak with her after,” Tranter captioned the Instagram post. “My heart is so full. Shea, this is just the beginning.”

After being introduced to the stage by Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon, Diamond galvanized the audience at the Walter D. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., with an acoustic take on her hit single “American Pie.” “To all my trans sisters that have died in order to live, this is for you!” she exclaimed toward the end of her performance.

See Diamond’s knockout performance and Tranter’s Instagram post below:


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