This LGBT Pride anthem was written in 2010 during the fight for marriage equality. The song still resonates today given the actions and goals of the current administration. The 2020 version is remixed and remastered for its 10th Anniversary. This July, John also celebrates 10 years of marriage to the man this song is about, Jared R. Pike.
John included the Progress Pride Flag in the album artwork to stand up for the inclusion of transgender people and queer people of color, particularly after George Floyd and Tony McDade were shot and killed by police. A free mp3 may be downloaded below.
“Progress” Pride Flag by Daniel Quasar (quasar.digital LLC)
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JOHN RAYMOND BARKER Represented by ATB Talent, John recently made his network television debut guest starring on Law & Order: SVU. A Master of Fine Arts graduate from the University of Houston School of Theatre, a large part of his training includes working on new plays and musicals with Stuart Ostrow, Edward Albee, Jerry Bock, and Jerry Sterner. John showcases his music on YouTube and around NYC, including a few years in a monthly gig at the legendary Stonewall Inn in Lavinia Draper’s show. His song, “Vampire Drag Queen”, can be bought on iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon and other online music stores, and last December, he released his debut album, Our First Christmas Together.