DRAKE JENSEN TO BE RECOGNIZED BY THE FONDATION EMERGENCE, MONTREAL (ANNUAL PRIZE FIGHT AGAINST HOMOPHOBIA 2012)

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MONDAY, MAY 7TH
NATIONAL BANK HEADQUARTERS – MONTREAL, QUE


Drake Jensen has been invited to this year’s Annual Prize Fight Against Homophobia presented by The Fondation Emergence in Montreal where he will be presented with the Coup de Chapeau (Hats Off) award for his contribution to the fight against homophobia.  In 2011, Lady GaGa received this award for her “Born This Way” release.
When told of this latest news – this is what Drake had to say: “Having the privilege of receiving this award means so much to me…not only is our community rediscovering country music, but I am being recognized for my mission to help people through the message within it.”


Recently as many of you now know Drake has come out and acknowledged he is gay.   He has also aligned himself with Bullying.org to lend his voice to put a stop to bullying and hopefully put an end to the senseless suicides of teens worldwide who have been bullied because of their sexual orientation in life.  His latest video which contains a tribute to Ottawa teen, Jamie Hubley – “On My Way To Finding You” has received 15,350 views on youTube at this time.  And the video is being widely accepted throughout Canada, United States and around the world.  In fact, the video was the topic of discussion on News Talk 98.7 out of Knoxville, Tennessee!


On Thursday, February 9th - National Anti-Bullying Day, Drake will be a guest of Craig Fox on CJDL (Tillsonburg, On) – www.country1073.ca – 8:35am
November 12th – 17th - Bullying Awareness Week
“ON MY WAY TO FINDING YOU” video – http://www.youtu.be/yVPNquoQzry
Radio mix for “ON MY WAY TO FINDING YOU” now available via iTunes and CD BABY
ECMA 2012 – Moncton, NB – Country Showcase – Friday, April 13th – The Manhattan – 10:30pm


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