HBO Celebrates LGBTQ Community with Shea Diamond’s “I Am America”

HBO celebrates the LGBTQ community with Shea Diamond's "I Am America" Photo Courtesy of Ada Music
HBO celebrates the LGBTQ community with Shea Diamond's "I Am America" Photo Courtesy of Ada Music
HBO celebrates the LGBTQ community with Shea Diamond’s “I Am America” Photo Courtesy of Ada Music

HBO celebrates the LGBTQ community with Shea Diamond’s “I Am America and the launch of the networks new series We’re Here. To celebrate the debut of HBO’s acclaimed new unscripted series We’re Here, a star-studded music video has been released for Shea Diamond’s brand new single “I Am America.” Co-written with superstar songwriter & activist Justin Tranter and produced by Eren Cannata, the song serves as the empowering theme anthem for We’re Here starring Bob the Drag Queen, Eureka O’Hara and Shangela Laquifa Wadley. Glowing reviews for the series have poured in since it’s premiere last week: 
We’re Here Is the Ultimate Ode to the Lifesaving Power of Drag” – THEM.

Charming and engaging” – AV Club

The drag show America needs now” – Salon

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The drag show America needs now” – Salon
The day-brightening music video for “I Am America” showcases an all-star cast of friends, from FX’s American Horror Story, Angelica Ross, to HBO stars Eureka O’Hara, Bob the Drag Queen and Shangela, to Justin Tranter, Marquise Vilson, Buck Angel, Chella Man, Alok Vaid-Menon, Jacob Tobia and Shea herself. Gay Times hailed the song as “the queer celebration we need and deserve,” while Billboard called it “an uplifting LGBTQ anthem.”
Tune in for the second episode of We’re Here, airing tonight on HBO at 9PM ET/PT.

About Shea Diamond

Shea Diamond is a singer and songwriter who makes soul-rooted music of resistance and liberation. Based in New York City, she was born in Little Rock, Arkansas and spent portions of her upbringing in Memphis, Tennessee and Flint, Michigan. Repressed and marginalized throughout her childhood for not accepting her gender role, she ran away at the age of 14 and entered foster care. Upon her emancipation, she lacked the means to pay for gender reassignment surgery, committed armed robbery, and spent roughly a decade in prison. While incarcerated, she developed her powerful singing style and forthright approach to songwriting. 
Shea was released from prison in 2009 and relocated to New York. She continued to work on music and became deeply involved in the transgender rights movement. A clip of her performing an original song titled “I Am Her,” a gutbucket blues-soul anthem for outsiders, impressed hit songwriter Justin Tranter (Imagine Dragons’ “Believer,” Selena Gomez’s “Lose You To Love Me”, Justin Bieber’s “Sorry”) which led to a deal with the Warner-distributed Asylum label. She has performed at pride events and HRC galas all over the country and has fans in everyone from Sam Smith and Demi Lovato to Pete Buttigieg and Joe Biden.

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The Ultimate Entertainment Secrets From American Idol’s Paula Abdul

Grammy Winner, Emmy Winner, and Multi-platinum Recording Artist Paula Abdul shares untold stories from her rise to fame!
Paula Abdul shares untold stories from her rise to fame!

Grammy Winner, Emmy Winner, and Multi-platinum Recording Artist Paula Abdul shares untold stories from her rise to fame! From the moment she packed three different outfits and registered with three different names to audition for the Laker Girls, to hitting number one on the charts with a song once tossed in the trash can, Paula has always believed “No is just the beginning of a negotiation.”

Paula is a true burst of authenticity. Sincerely, she is fueled with love for all mankind and is always willing to share a positive perspective. It is no wonder that Paula continually evolves and maintains a vibrant face in Hollywood. Her story is nothing but inspiration for any artist facing challenges. It is true that DYNAMITE comes in small packages and this cliche is a splendid definition of this iconic women. Click the link below to see her recent interview!

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SECRETS FROM AN AMERICAN IDOL WITH PAULA ABDUL ON SUPERCHARGED LIFE WITH DR. JUDY
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Learn how self-awareness and sheer tenacity took a valley girl to superstardom! Hear why she cried after working with Michael Jackson and why she’ll always be grateful to Janet. Find out how she talked her way into choreographing “Coming to America”, helped discover supermodel Christy Turlington, and met her idol Gene Kelly. Score the “Straight Up” truth from behind-the-scenes of American Idol, including what Paula really thinks about Simon Cowell! Plus, Paula shares her secrets for staying healthy, fit and fabulous in her 50s

Your Travel Guide To Treasures in Orlando, Florida

Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort Photo Courtesy of Patrick T Cooper
Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort Photo Courtesy of Patrick T Cooper
Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort Photo Courtesy of Patrick T Cooper

We have your travel guide to treasures in Orlando, Florida. Beyond Mickey Mouse did you know you can eat, shop, stay and play in Orlando while making memories. Here is a simple plan to make central Florida your next travel stop.

EAT

Filet Mignon at Todd English's Blue Zoo Photo Courtesy of Patrick T Cooper
Filet Mignon at Todd English’s Blue Zoo Photo Courtesy of Patrick T Cooper

While staying at the Swan and Dolphin, you can choose from 17 restaurants and lounges. The Todd English Blue Zoo is a favorite hence we are sharing the details with you. Designed by renowned Jeffrey Beers the restaurant is elegantly appointed with precision lighting to accompany the architecture and hand blown glass creations. This dining experience is unique and delicious.

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Dinner at Todd English's Blue Zoo Photo Courtesy of Patrick T Cooper
Dinner at Todd English’s Blue Zoo Photo Courtesy of Patrick T Cooper

SHOP

Orlando shopping is pure luxury. Giorgio Armani, Boss, Prada, Bottega Veneta, Saks and Neiman Marcus are just a few of the name brands. With 2 premium outlets shopping will be a treasure with discounts up to 75% of retails and over 160 designers. Open daily until 11pm, the outlets allow plenty of time for travelers to eat, shop and play while discovering the treasures of Orlando.

STAY

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort is an awesome location. Centrally located to stroll or boat to the Walt Disney World EPCOT, Hollywood Studios and Boardwalk Entertainment will be easy and accessible. More affordable than many Disney resorts, you will get the perks of extra magic hours . Relax or play, it’s your stay! The Swan and Dolphin is a Marriott-operated resort with 2,267 spacious rooms and sparkles after the completion of a $140 Million overhauling the entire property. Purposefully, designed this hotel is built in a wave pattern with soft blues, grays and with crisp white bedding equaling a sleep sound.

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PLAY

Orlando has a multitude of entertainment options. One destination that is ofter overlooked is Sea World. SeaWorld is a blast! Prepare for the thrill of the Mako rollercoaster and scream with excitement.