DJ Boi Orbison, Country Fried Dance creating honky tonk haven for LGBTQ+ Texans

LGBTQIA+
By
Eric Pointer
June 28, 2024
KVUE
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A pair of Austinites want people to be able to enjoy country music, no matter how they identify. They say the genre doesn't always have a reputation for being the most inclusive, but they want to change that. The local DJ and line dance instructor want to create a safe space where members of the LGBTQ+ community can come together and be themselves, all while enjoying the music they love.

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Two people sitting and laughing on a light-colored sofa in a pleasantly decorated room, one wearing a white cowboy hat and a colorful T-shirt, the other in a black tank top and glasses, both with visible tattoos.
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