Folk-Rock Performer to Visit Campus for LGBTQIA Awareness

Posted on 11/9/2015 8:27:40 AM

Namoli Brennet is an award-winning singer/songwriter who is also transgender. She weaves her story throughout her concert and will perform at IUP on Tuesday, November 17, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. in McVitty Auditorium. A Q&A session will follow the performance.

Dubbed “among the best folk-rock artists in the country” by the Tucson Weekly, Brennet has toured with her own brand of moody and inspiring folk since 2002. A four-time Outmusic award nominee who was recently named in the inaugural Trans 100 list, she was also the recipient of the Tucson Folk Festival Songwriting Award and a finalist in the ISC songwriting competition. Her 2010 release Black Crow garnered critical acclaim and was named one of KXCI FM’s top albums of the year. Brennet’s music has been featured on NPR and PBS and in films, including the Emmy-award winning documentary Out in the Silence, which details the struggle of a gay teen growing up in rural Pennsylvania.

This performance is made possible by the Commission on GLBT Issues, LGBTQIA Advocacy at IUP, and the Pride Alliance. For further information, please contact Rachelle Bouchat at

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