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1 Song for Equality and Peace by Craymo

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(GayWebSource.com) Orlando, FL 1/1/2017

Indie gay Orlando singer/songwriter Craymo releases an inspirational new music video for the re-release single of his reggae pop song One Love One World (We Are One). One Love One World is a heartfelt song promoting world peace, equality, love, tolerance, brotherhood and human rights.

With all of the recent incidents of terrorism, mass shootings and senseless killing of innocent people and children, Craymo wants to start 2016 with a message and vision of love for the world. The music video begins with children in Pang Liu Village in China who were taught English using One Love One World as a learning aid.

It is a thought provoking message of the power of a song to change people’s lives for the better. Craymo says “let’s all put our hands together to help make this world a better place for all of us.”

The music video is co-directed by Craymo along with Nathan McMahan of August Moon Productions. The Director of Photography is Brent Reynolds, also of August Moon Productions and was edited by Jason Barnes, all local central Florida film talents. One Love One World (We Are One) is co-written by Craig Stephen Raymo and Brandon Jarrett of Moho Productions. The song is produced by Brandon Jarrett.

One Love One World (We Are One) world premiere music video is released January 1, 2016 on YouTube and all social media.

One Love One World is from Craymo’s CD Cosmos available on iTunes

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/one-love-one-world/id580366397?i=580366635

and CDBaby.com

Indie Orlando LGBT Artist Craymo wins Best Song for Anti-Bullying Anthem in Worldwide Music Contest

Be Myself CD Single Cover

(GayWebSource.com) Orlando, FL 12/19/2017 Anti bullying song Be Myself
Indie Orlando singer/songwriter recently won Best Song for his anti-bullying dance pop anthem Be Myself in the 3rd edition of the original songwriting competition the Worldwide Music Contest out of over 1200 entries from songwriters all over the world. Be Myself is an inspirational electronic pop anthem about embracing your individuality. Craymo dedicates the song to anyone who has ever been bullied, teased or made fun of for being different.

Craymo is a LGBT artist and was bullied growing up for being gay and also for wearing glasses. Craymo says: “I grew up gay and was bullied and teased as a teenager and young adult and had to pretend that I was straight to keep from being bullied, verbally and physically. I wanted to give back and create a song about embracing your individuality, an empowering song about courage to possibly help those who may be going through the same things with their self-confidence. I want to let kids know that it is OK to be different, it’s OK to just be yourself, no matter what anyone else thinks.” Gary Root, reviewer for Skope Magazine summed it up: “Craymo makes musical magic with a message in this upbeat, dance party with passion and purpose. In music, breaking rules and challenging conventional wisdom are often deliberate efforts to establish a marketing niche, but for Craymo it probably feels more like natural state of mind and being.”

“Be Myself” serves up an inviting pop dance number geared to blending 1980’s pop like George Michael and some of today’s chart topping music like Olly Murs, Will Young, Ronan Keating, Robbie Williams and Maroon 5. Be Myself also won Best Pop/Rock Song in the August 2015 Akademia Music Awards and was a finalist for Best Pop Song in the 2016 Indie Music Channel Awards and finalist for Best Pop Song in the 2015 Hollywood Music In Media Awards. Be Myself also recently held the #2 position on the Euro Indie Music Chart.

Learn more about Craymo’s music and purchase Be Myself at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/craymo3

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ABOUT
Craymo is an inspirational singer/songwriter that writes and performs uplifting alternative pop songs about life and love. His single One Love One World (We Are One) promotes equality, diversity, human rights and world peace. The song is a featured download on the UNESCO website New Songs For Peace and has been performed by children at their schools all over the world. One Love One World was also used as a learning aid to help teach English to students in Pang Liu Village in China. Craymo has been an opening act for Smashmouth and appeared as a male vocalist on Star Search ’89 with Ed McMahon. His songs have been licensed in several TV shows including The Mysteries of Laura (NBC), Toddlers and Tiaras (TLC), Chris and John To The Rescue (Canada), The Orlando Citrus Parade (Synd) and many indie films including Lucky Dog,Culture Shock, Gabe The Cupid Dog, Miss Castaway and Paper Thin Immortals. Craymo’s song Moment won Best Alternative Recording in the 2016 Indie Music Channel Awards. Moment is a song that promotes suicide prevention awareness and he wrote the song after his first cousin took his own life with the hope that it might help prevent others from doing the same. The music video for Be Myself was directed by Stas Ivanov and is available on YouTube and Vevo.

SOCIAL MEDIA

http://www.facebook.com/Craymo.music

http://www.youtube.com/Craymo
http://www.instagram.com/Craymomusic

Indie gay artist Craymo releases upbeat anti-bullying anthem Be Myself

(Gaywebsource.com) Orlando, Florida (10/1/2014) – Indie singer/songwriter Craymo from Orlando, Florida releases his uplifting anti-bullying pop anthem Be Myself that gives you the courage to just be yourself no matter what anyone else thinks. Inspired by the sounds of Maroon 5, One Republic and Robbie Williams, Craymo gets the party started with an upbeat hand clapper that instantly puts you in a good mood and entices you into singing along!

Bullying is reaching epidemic numbers and awareness needs to be made to help young kids, teenagers and adults realize that words, taunting, ridiculing and physically harming another person is wrong and damaging to the person being bullied. Growing up gay Craymo was the victim of bullying many times in his young adult as well as his adult life. Being called names, being teased and being emotionally attacked eats away at the human psyche.

Research shows that half of all children are bullied at some time during their school years. More than 10% are bullied regularly. Over 30% of children with a food allergy have been bullied. Food allergies affect nearly three million children. Girls bully in groups more than boys do and though girls use more indirect emotional type of bullying, research indicates that girls are becoming more physical than they have in the past. There has been an alarming increase of children committing suicide as a result of bullying. Bullying occurs globally in schools everywhere, it’s not just a problem for the United States.

Obese children, people with learning disabilities, having health conditions, wearing glasses, physical disabilities, being gay, etc. are all targets for mean bullies. Gay teens are three times more likely than heterosexual teens to report being bullied. In contrast 80% of gay teens said they were less likely than heterosexuals to say they had bullied someone else. Every day over 160,00 skip school in fear that they will be bullied.

Craymo wanted to create a fun, inspirational and empowering song to embrace your individuality, there is no one else like you. You are unique, just Be Yourself.

Be Myself has been featured on the Independent Music Radio Network syndicated in over 35 countries and held for two weeks at #2 position on the Independent Mainstream Top 30 Chart. Be Myself is nominated for best Pop song 2014 Hollywood Music In Media Awards, September and has been selected for a featured spot on Al Walser’s Top 20 Countdown show syndicated globally. Be Myself was co-written by Craymo, Brandon Jarrett and Joshua Danyel of Moho Productions, LLC. The song was produced by Brandon Jarrett and Craymo for Moho Productions, LLC. Craymo is available for personal appearances, live performances and TV and Radio interviews.

Be Myself is available for purchase on Craymo’s website www.craymo.com CDBaby.com, iTunes and most digital download sites. The song is available for branding and licensing opportunities.

Be Myself by Craymo http://www.reverbnation.com/craymo/song/21203861-be-myself

Contact: Craig Raymo, Director of Publishing, Moho Music, ASCAP mohoprods@yahoo.com
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NY Times Bestselling Author Janet Mock Host Trans Women of Color Authors for Women’s History Month

Redefining Realness

(Gaywebsource.com) Los Angeles California

On Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 5pm (pacific time)  NY Times Bestselling Author Janet Mock (Author of Redefining Realness) will be hosting the first trans women of color authors forum ever in the United States on Google Hangouts and broadcast on Youtube. The trans women of color authors are Toni Newman, Mey Rude and Ryka Aoki.

Join author Janet Mock for a live, intimate conversation with some of her favorite trans women writers in celebration of Women’s History Month. They’ll be on-air discussing their books, writing and craft. Watch live and join the Q&A via Google Hangouts and broadcast on YouTube.

Janet Mock is the former staff editor for People Magazine and holds master’s degree in journalism from New York University. Trans women of color face huge economic and social disparity and their voices are hardly heard within the lgbt community. This forum is celebrating trans women of color authors and their voices and their works. The theme is Equality for all regardless of your background, ethnicity and gender.

https://plus.google.com/events/clm6qhru061r93ddr8aqcdisavk

Mey Rude, contributing editor of Autostraddle. Mey is a mixed-race Chicana living in Idaho. She has an English degree from Idaho State University and is currently a writer for several online publications.
http://www.autostraddle.com/author/meyrude/

Toni Newman, 2012 double Lambda award-nominated author of the memoir I Rise. Toni is graduate of Wake Forest University and studying law now. She lives in los angeles and works for Equality California (EQCA). http://www.tonidnewman.com

Ryka Aoki, 2013 Lambda award-nominated finalist, author of Seasonal Velocities.  Ryka was formerly head judo coach at UCLA and Cornell University, and is a professor of English at Santa Monica College.
http://www.rykaryka.com/

Watch this event and support the first forum of trans women authors lifting their voices and fighting for equality for all regardless of your gender, race and sexual orientation.

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Watch this event and support the first forum of trans women of color authors lifting their voices and fighting for equality for all regardless of your gender, race and sexual orientation.

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Anti Bullying Song We Are One by Craymo for Sochi

(Gaywebsource.com). Kissimmee, FL, USA

Inspiration (def.) the action or power of moving the intellect or emotions.

The Olympic Games, every four years we are inspired, by the strength, camaraderie, compassion, human spirit, the personal triumphs and losses as well as the love of family and country. We are inspired by the athletes who wake up every day of their lives with the determination to be the best that they can be, no matter what the odds are that are stacked up against them. We are also inspired by the hundreds of nations around the world, coming together in peace to share their love of sports and competition.

We Are One (One Love One World), written and performed by indie, gay, singer/songwriter Craymo, is a song of inspiration, a song of hope for a better world. It is dedicated to the athletes of the Sochi Winter Games and to all the citizens of the world. It is an anti-bullying anthem that reminds us to simply be nicer and kinder to one another. To focus on the beauty of other human beings instead of our differences. We Are One (One Love One World) is a song of hope, togetherness, equality, love, brotherhood, human rights and world peace. It has been downloaded and performed by children, teachers and their choirs at schools all over the world including the United States, The UK, Canada, Australia and China. We Are One (One Love One World) is featured on the album Cosmos Remastered, available on CD Baby.com and iTunes.

“My ultimate dream is to hear every school, church and community choir from nations around the world sing this song together in unison to help raise the world’s consciousness towards love and to help erase hatred in our lifetimes” Craymo

In honor of the Sochi Winter Olympic Games Craymo is offering free MP3 downloads of We Are One (One Love One World), as well as the sing a long version, from his website through the end of the Sochi Winter Olympic Games until the end of February.

http://www.craymo.com

We Are One (One Love One World), written by Craig Stephen Raymo, BMI and Brandon Jarrett, ASCAP. Produced by Brandon Jarrett and Craymo for Moho Productions, LLC. Published by Craymo Music, BMI and Moho Music, ASCAP.For licensing, performance or personal appearance information Email: mohoprods@yahoo.com

 

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