Inspired by modeling poses, voguers bring the runway to the dance floor with moves like spins, death drops and catwalking. Chanel, recently crowned Woman Voguer of the Year, even runs the local vogue event Banjee Ball at the Standard Hotel in DTLA -- all to maintain a safe space where members of the queer community can express themselves and their femininity.
Competitive voguer Isla Chanel of Los Angeles is repping a dance movement that evolved out of 1960s-era gay, trans, black and Latino communities and later expanded to accept women and all parts of the LGBT community.
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Out musician and YouTube star Eli Lieb is best known for his summer hit, "Young Love" which is now enjoying 7 MILLION views on YouTube.
His beautiful tribute to the victims of the Pulse tragedy brought Lieb and his co-writer onto Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell on MSNBCand caught the eye of hit songwriter Justin Tranter who asked him to sing on his tribute song "Hands - A Song For Orlando", alongside Selena Gomez, Britney Spears, Jason Derulo, Troye Sivan, Halsey, Gwen Stefani, Meghan Trainor, RuPaul, and more.
He was the voice and face of Allstate with his original song "Safe in My Hands". He recently moved out of L.A. where he was writing songs with bands and artists including Noah Cyrus, Hey Violet, Adam Lambert, Cheyenne Jackson, Laura Marano, Forever In Your Mind, and New Hope Club. He now enjoys the comfort and freedom of home, away from Hollywood, for the good life in Iowa which is thus far yielding amazing creative results including "Hollywood" and "Shangri La," available on Spotify and iTunes.