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Activist Communique: Toronto artist Troy Jackson and the Batty Boy revenge

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The powerful pop/punk/funk video by Troy Jackson. Jackson confronts homophobic violence calling on the Queer Race to take back their collective voice.

Batty boy is a pejorative slur used to describe people who are (or are presumed to be) gay, bisexual and effeminate men.

Troy Jackson (www.enjoytroyjackson.com) squares off toe to toe with the notion of homophobic violence spurred on by our families, culture and society worldwide through his music. The Batty Boys Revenge is a sassy, punk, pop anthem, which invites the Queer community to take back their beat despite anti-homophobic rhetoric or potential violence.

Jackson is an independent performance artist of Black, Native, Queer heritage. His debut EP, "CD of Troy" is a mix of pop, punk and house music dealing with themes of beauty, illusion, homophobic violence, and finding the strength to be who we really are.

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