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Listen: Alan Bonner - Rainbow Man

A charitable, acoustic offering from the London-based singer/songwriter…

Gay singer-songwriter Alan Bonner has released the single Rainbow Man in memory of Matthew Shepard, a gay college student whose death in 1998 was the result of hate crime.

Rainbow Man is both haunting and emotional in its content, accented by the incredibly impressive range of Alan’s distinctively captivating vocal.

All proceeds from the sales of this single go towards Queer Amnesty, a division of Amnesty International that works for the equal rights of LGBTQ people across the world.

“It angers and saddens me deeply that in 2013, there’s still so much hatred in the world directed at those of us who identify as LGBTQ, or whatever,” explains Alan.

“As a gay artist myself, I felt the need to do my bit – no matter how small – to combat this hatred.

“Rainbow Man was written to lament the tragic loss of a life to that hatred, but also to inspire hope in those who are still being persecuted solely because of who they are and who they love.

“I want to raise as much money as I can for Queer Amnesty and help my brothers and sisters in other parts of the world that don’t have the same freedom of speech and expression as I do.”

And, with all the headlines that are coming out of places like Russia and Uganda these days, it couldn’t come at a better time. So buy the single from iTunes today – not only for Alan’s masterful songwriting, but to raise a little money for a good cause, too.

Rainbow Man is available on iTunes now. To find out more about Alan Bonner, visit

Words Nick Verrell, @nickverrell

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