Saturday, October 23, 2010

A Call to Arms for Gay & Lesbian Community A Casting Call for Everyone

People of all ages – gay or straight, talented or not – are invited to participate in an extraordinary video event this Sunday, October 24, 3 to 5 PM.

The GAY MEN'S CHORUS OF LOS ANGELES will tape what is anticipated to be the nation's most ambitious anti-gay-bashing video message. It will be a music video involving hundreds - perhaps thousands - of people from across the Southland, and it is for the internet's IT GETS BETTER PROJECT -- aimed at LGBT youth who are at risk during these tense times.

The music video will feature CYNDI LAUPER'S inspiring anthem TRUE COLORS.

The video will be made at, and you are invited to come to:

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)

Additional details:

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 video.

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.

Let's show up and participate in this important event and stand up for the GLBT community!

Posted by Rodney Punt
Photo above courtesy of Gay Men's Chorus

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