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Music Festival Acts - Group Leader Gender/Race/Activism - Rows 722-741

Singer Pharrell Williams has spoken out in favor of gay marriage. Nancy Whang, a member of the dance-rock project LCD Soundsystem, has no clear position on LGBTQ rights. NAO isn't a band per se, but rather the nickname for British singer Neo Jessica Joshua. Natalia Lafourcade is a Mexican singer. Nick Mulvey has been reviewed by the queer press, but hasn't spoken out for gay rights publicly.
Rows 722-741, columns A-F have been filled out in the spreadsheet. All sources are included below, and in the respective rows in the spreadsheet.

METHODOLOGY

We relied largely on the bands' official websites, social media pages, and on reviews, bios, and cultural write-ups about the lead singer. We determined gender by pronoun use and/or any coverage of the person's gender identity. For race, we first tried to find that information in their bios or in the news, and where that wasn't available, we also looked at their appearance and first and last names. If that was also fairly inconclusive, we then selected "N/A", as instructed. Finally, for LGBTQ activism, we checked media coverage and social media posts for any indication of the band leader's position on the topic or activity in the LGBTQ rights movement. In some cases, the band leader had spoken out in the media for LGBTQ rights, and we therefore marked them as a "Yes" for column E, even if they aren't openly participating in a movement. In many cases, there was no indication of a position (pro or against), in which case we have indicated "N/A," as instructed. In some cases the band consists of a single singer or singer-songwriter - so the entry in column B may be the same as column A.

CONCLUSION

A range of singers and band leaders are outspoken supporters of gay rights, including Pharrell, Natalie Prass, and Nathaniel Rateliff. Rateliff started out conservative, but turned to rock and has played in a concert in support of gay rights.
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