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WATCH: Melissa Etheridge's Politically Charged Video for 'Uprising of Love'

WATCH: Melissa Etheridge's Politically Charged Video for 'Uprising of Love'

WATCH: Melissa Etheridge's Politically Charged Video for 'Uprising of Love'

The video for Etheridge's single depicts the struggle of some LGBTs to love who they love.

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Rocker and activist Melissa Etheridge has released the video for her single "Uprising of Love.” The video is intended to create awareness about the many countries around the world where LGBT people continue to face harassment, arrest, violence, and even death,” according to release.

Proceeds from sales of the single, which Etheridge debuted in December at the Uprising of Love launch, go to the Russian Freedom Fund, which makes direct contributions to LGBT Russian activists.

“At this unique moment in history, when we are seeing such rapid progress in the fight for equality in the West, we cannot be blinded to appalling crimes against humanity elsewhere,” reads a statement on Uprising of Love’s website. “Today in Russia, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people are facing harassment, arrest and violence under a set of horrific new laws. For their sake, we must come together and start an uprising of love.”

The organization was founded by Etheridge and her partner Linda Wallem, Dustin Lance Black, Bruce Cohen, and Greg Propper. And an impressive coalition of celebrities who have also pledged their support to the cause including Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, James Franco, Edward Norton, Jim Parsons, Julianne Moore, Chris Colfer, and Sean Hayes.

Listen to a remix of "Uprising of Love' below and head to iTunes to purchase the song and donate to the cause. 

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Tracy E. Gilchrist

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.