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With a passionate heart and soul to effect positive changes, Christopher Saint makes use of various means to make these changes happen. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and a Master’s degree in Communication Management from the University of Southern California. At the age of 32, he has launched several companies, all of which are growing in both impact and success.
“I’ve always seen myself as an entrepreneurial and creative thinker. Whether it’s in business or the arts, I’m obsessed with breaking new ground and transcending boundaries. I’m extremely passionate about creating new structures that can help uplift and empower people,” he said.
Christopher is a businessman, marketing specialist, music artist, and social activist who is conquering different industries in a very short period. As a musician, he won the Choice Music Video during the 2017 OutWeb Fest, a yearly film festival in Los Angeles, California. The event was sponsored by YouTube and REVRY, the biggest global streaming network for LGBTQ+ movies, TV series, and music. During the same year, Christopher’s music videos were also selected for a screening presentation at the Mix Brasil LGBT Film Festival held in Sao Paulo.
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Christopher said, “I’m so grateful for pioneering media companies like Revry that have provided spaces for LGBTQ+ artists to grow and thrive. I was one of the first artists on their platform over 4 years ago and to see how much they’ve grown globally is nothing short of remarkable. I feel fortunate to have powerful allies in the queer community supporting me and my dreams.”
In 2019, he was chosen from thousands of performers to be one of 40 acts to perform at the LA Pride. This exposure led Christopher to sign a production deal for his first- ever music album.
“Over the last three years, I’ve written and recorded more than 30 songs and the list keeps growing. It’s been so healing getting to share my story through song and I can’t wait to be able to release my music out in the world.”
This year, with tons of new songs ready for release, Christopher was also featured in a global campaign for “House of Pride,” a first-of-its-kind event sponsored by restaurant chain McDonald’s. Christopher performed alongside a few other queer artists in a musical performance set inside a McDonald’s restaurant.
“It was pretty surreal having McDonald’s use my song for the campaign. This was the first time that they leaned into the queer community at this magnitude, so I felt so appreciative to be a part of this historic initiative. My song, We’ve Got Love, was the anthem of the performance and at its core, the message was that love is the most powerful force that unites all of us,” said Christopher.
Besides his music career, Christopher is also an activist for causes affecting LGBTQ+ and POC communities. A passionate humanitarian, Christopher wants equal opportunities for all. He started a movement called Made In Love Movement because he wanted to build awareness in people about the daily struggles of queer people. The younger generation of people experiencing crises is the main target audience of Christopher’s movement.
“People on the sidelines of society must be empowered and uplifted. Having a visible level of support in the public conversation for me and my identity growing up would have drastically changed my world. I find purpose in being the change I wish to see. I want to use my voice to continually carve out a path for the queer community and POCs in our society,” said Christopher.
Approximately 42% of LGBTQ youth believe that they are not accepted in their community. Furthermore, surveys show that the younger people who consider themselves gay are three times more likely to commit suicide as compared to
non-LGBTQ people. Also, 40% of the over 1.7 million young people in the US who are homeless are identified as LGBTQ.
With these statistics in mind, Christopher felt the need to do more to help his fellow LGBTQ+ friends live their lives better.
“Enterprise and business is a path that we must take to gain ground in the modern world. If we can innovate with our resources and cultivate community in a meaningful way to generate more wealth and impact, we can develop legacy and new systems that serve people that have been traditionally ignored by the establishment,” said Christopher.
A recent honoree on the Forbes Next 1000 List honoring top entrepreneurs in the country, Christopher built his first business in 2015. Palette Studio LA is a creative marketing agency in his hometown of Los Angeles, California. As a queer founder of color, he knows that he is breaking ground for others to walk in his path.
Furthermore, Christopher maintains that love is the element that could bind all humanity and bridge the differences that break relationships and mutual respect.
Spirituality is his way of expressing his love, so he recently partnered with an LA-based collective focused on healing, wellness, and spiritual empowerment. Also, Queer POC owned, Mostly Angels LA is a platform for spiritual seekers as well as a retailer where people can buy a variety of products to attract blessings and positivity. Christopher has brought his marketing strategy recently to Mostly Angeles to identify new opportunities for growth for the company. The business ethos is to encourage anybody who feels fractured from their authentic selves to rise from the depths of despair and seek the empowerment that lies within them.
“I think addressing our spiritual yearning is the great purpose we seek to explore here on Earth. Across our country, we have become disconnected from the aspects of humanity that are sacred. It is when we tap into the divine forces of love within us can we evolve to an expression of higher consciousness. This is what the arts need today. This is what business needs today. This is what politics needs today. We need a new consciousness of love and a renewed message of empowerment. Each one of us is worthy and belongs.”
To stand up for LGBTQ+ rights, Christopher used his music career, fine arts through his movement, marketing through his agency, and spirituality through a much-needed community. This tirelessness and perseverance from Christopher have made him a new business leader to watch. Like many of us chasing the pursuit of our purpose, Christopher dreams that his impact will continue to elevate people who see themselves in his story and be inspired to co-create a better future and a better world together.