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Sing out: Gay Men’s Chorus of LA in anti-gay bashing effort

October 22, 2010

Care to join?

From the release:

–> The critically acclaimed Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA) – a leading artistic force, staunch advocate of civil and human rights, and the first gay men’s choir to perform for a sitting president (Bill Clinton) – is producing the nation’s most ambitious anti-gay bashing video for the “It Gets Better Project” directed to LGBT youth, which will feature a massive choir of hundreds (and possibly thousands) of gay and straight Angelenos from across the Southland joined together to perform Cyndi Lauper’s inspiring anthem “True Colors.”  (People of all ages are welcome to participate and are invited to show up on Sunday at 3 pm.  No singing experience necessary.)

–> Many LGBT youth can’t picture what their lives might be like as openly gay adults. They can’t imagine a future for themselves. The music video is designed to be a community response to send the message – “It Gets Better” – that anti-gay hate must stop. NOW! 

–> The music video will be posted to the “It Gets Better” website and on You Tube.  Among the videos currently posted on “It Gets Better” is a message from President Barack Omaba.

–> The stellar production team for the music video – all volunteers – includes Brian Braden, former President of Programming at MTV, VH1, CMT and the LGBT channel Logo and named one of the most influential executives in reality programming; Emmy Award-winning producer/director/producer Tim Atzinger; and John Lavin of Bloodrush Films.  Gay Men’s Chorus’ Chris Verdugo is producing the video message, and the chorus’ Michael Alfera conducts the massive choir.

WHEN

Sunday, October 24, 2010
3-5 PM

WHERE
Immanuel Presbyterian Church Gym
3300 Wilshire Boulevard, 4th floor
Los Angeles, California 90005
(located on the corner of Wilshire Blvd., & Berendo; enter side door on Berendo)
free parking available on first come first served basis

WHO
People of all ages – gay or straight – are welcome to participate.  No singing experience is necessary.

WHY

Many LGBT youth can’t picture what their lives might be like as openly gay adults. They can’t imagine a future for themselves. The music video is designed to be a community response to send the message – “It Gets Better” – that anti-gay hate must stop. NOW!  The music video will be posted to the “It Gets Better” website and on You Tube.  Among the videos currently posted on “It Gets Better” is a message from President Barack Omaba.

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