Listen Now: Barbra Streisand Partners with GLAAD on a Message to LGBTQ Voters

Listen Now: Barbra Streisand Partners with GLAAD on a Message to LGBTQ Voters

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Global icon Barbra Streisand just released a message for LGBTQ people and allies to vote tomorrow, November 6, during the midterm election.

The pre-recorded call from Streisand is being made to GLAAD members and supporters across the nation.

Here’s the message from Streisand:

Hi, this is Barbra Streisand.

Tuesday is a critical election for LGBTQ people and all marginalized communities.  And I’m working with GLAAD to help ensure the largest turnout ever of LGBTQ and ally voters in a midterm election.  

Tomorrow, I hope you will join me at the polls to send a strong message that America is better when we stand together.  Go to GLAAD.org/vote to get information about how to vote in your state, and let’s make history together.

Visit http://glaad.org/knock to see how you can spread the word before and on Election Day!

Streisand, a longtime LGBTQ ally, most recently sent a message of support and acceptance to LGBTQ young people on Spirit Day.

Earlier this month, Columbia Records released Walls, the new album by Streisand. It’s Streisand’s first album consisting primarily of original songs since 2005. This album encompasses a unified social theme, and is notable for being a rare instance of political views entering her music. The album features the contemporary up-tempo single “Don’t Lie To Me,” which Streisand co-wrote. The song shares the guiding principles and values she has believed in, spoken about, and fought for her entire life…the truth.

Fans can obtain Walls today here.

Over the course of her astonishing career, Streisand has recorded a number of songs that address the human condition. Recognized as one of the foremost interpreters of contemporary song, “Don’t Lie To Me,” and the other songs on Walls are sure to add to her enduring legacy as an award-winning singer and songwriter. In 1977, she became the first woman to win an Oscar for composing the music to the timeless standard “Evergreen” (Love Theme from A Star Is Born), which also went on to win the Grammy for Best Original Song and the Golden Globe. In addition, she has been duly recognized throughout her career for compositions on film projects emblematic of her songwriting gifts.

Streisand is the only recording artist in history to achieve a #1 Album in six consecutive decades. She has recorded 52 gold, 31 platinum and 13 multi-platinum albums in her career. She is the only woman to make the All-Time Top 10 Best Selling Artists list. Streisand has had 34 albums make the Top 10 on the US charts, the only female artist to have achieved this milestone, tying her with Frank Sinatra. She is also the female artist with the most number one albums in Billboard’s history. Widely recognized as an icon for her artistic achievements, she has been awarded two Oscars, ten Grammys including two special Grammys, five Emmys, three Peabodys, and eleven Golden Globes including the Cecil B. DeMille Award. In 2015, President Barack Obama presented her with the highest civilian honor the United States bestows, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She had already received the National Medal of Arts from President Clinton in 2000.

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