L.A. based rock trio

THE SECRET THINGS

to release music video & perform concert

benefiting LGBTQ non-profits

‘It Gets Better Project’

‘TransLatina Coalition’

and ‘TeenLine’

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Endorsed by leading LGBTQ Youth advocacy organization ‘It Gets Better Project’, ‘The Secret Things’ (Cynthia Catania, Steve Giles & Dan Nelles) will showcase their “Down by the Water” music video & perform a benefit concert at the Hotel Café in Hollywood on Friday Sept. 15th at 9pm. All door sales goes towards non-profits ‘It Gets Better’, ‘TransLatina Coalition’, and ‘TeenLine’. Prints donated from renowned artist Shepard Fairey (OBEY) will be auctioned off along with gift certificates for gender-neutral shoe line Nik Kacy.

TST has been written up in Hot Press magazine (the Irish version of Rolling Stone) and their cover of “Down By the Water” has already made airwaves on Canadian radio stations.

The music video for TST’s PJ Harvey cover of “Down by the Water” is directed by Sue Ann Pien, wife of TST’s lead singer Cynthia Catania, and touches on some of the experiences LGBTQ youth go through on their journeys to find acceptance. Pien has been featured in TIME, ELLE & People Magazine.

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“After learning the original song was about filicide, my ideas for updating that theme to bring awareness to transgendered people’s journeys felt mystically right.” says Pien.

“The majority of the trans population have had unspeakably hard lives we can only begin to peek into. They require more of our acceptance, love, and care than ever – NOT more judgement, violence, cruelty, or institutionalized messages that they are unwelcome from our government. This is the driving message behind the music video, that no matter how hard things may have been for LGBTQ people, that as a community we can come together to care for ourselves and create a chosen family for one another. ” – Sue Ann Pien

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View the video HERE

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Purchase tickets for the concert HERE

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