In a time when everyone is struggling to stay positive, artist John Cameron Mitchell wants to give fans something that will give them hope and will give back to their communities.
On Tuesday (Sept. 1), Mitchell announced his latest project, New American Dream, a benefit album filled with original songs and special guests designed to help fund a wide number of charities. Due out this Friday (Sept. 4), the new album includes a series of special guest songwriters and featured artists including Leland, Our Lady J, Stephen Trask, Alynda Segarra of Hooray for the Riff Raff, Julian Koster, Bitch from Bitch and Animal, and many many more.
All proceeds from the Hedwig and the Angry Inch creator's new album will be split among three charities: Burritos Not Bombs, a mutual aid food distribution program in Mexico City; the Transgender Gender-Variant and Intersex Justice Project, a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization working to end human rights abuses against transgender, intersex, and gender-variant people; and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Trust Fund, the college scholarship fund for African-American students in need.