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Dev Hynes Organizes Music & Art Workshops For LGBTQ Youth

Dev Hynes

The petition to add blood orange to the Pride flag starts now.

Dev Hynes is ready to bring his blood orange stripes to Pride. The singer and artist is no stranger to a good collab that sends his queer fanbase into hysterics (see: his work on Carly Rae Jepsen's "All That" track), but this might be his cutest one yet. To help ring in Pride month and celebrate the one year anniversary of his album, Freetown Sound, Dev has announced a music and art workshop with the youth at New York's iconic LGBT Community Center.

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For Dev, the workshop is just the latest in his longtime support of the community on and off the microphone. An embrace of ballroom culture and a host of queer artists weave throughout the music he creates under the stage name Blood Orange. Last year, Dev took to the UK's Evening Standard to set the record straight about his own sexuality. He clarified that while he has had sex with men, he refuses to adhere to labels. "Things are fluid," he explained. "I'm openly not defining myself. To me, that's the school of Bowie and Prince, where they were just themselves."

In addition to the LGBTQ workshop he'll host on June 24, he also used his Instagram post to announce a number of tour dates that include stops in Japan for the Summer Sonic Festival and Solange's Hollywood Bowl show in September.

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