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Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles Joins with the It Gets Better Project for a Nationwide Tour

Sing your hearts out men, make us proud (we already are!).

For several years, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles has used music to share with high school students the importance of fairness and equality through their educational anti-bullying Alive Music Project. Now Executive Director Thom Lynch has announced a new collaboration with the It Gets Better Project and Speak Theater Arts to create a nationwide tour of a musical theater piece called “It Gets Better.” “We’re proud to be continuing in the mission to make our children safe,” says Lynch.

A 6-member core group will collaborate with local performers and educational and governmental institutions to focus on bullying in local schools.  “This show isn’t about going to towns and telling everybody it gets better,” says director Liesel Reinhart. “It’s about looking people in the eye, in each local community, and saying why isn’t it better now? What can we do to make it better right now?”

UPDATE: The Gay Men’s Chorus replaced their earlier draft version of the video after the It Gets Better Project noted that the young man seen in the beginning was in fact not part of the project. The newer version also contains updated information. Here’s the updated video:

 

For several years, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles has used music to share with high school students the importance of fairness and equality through their educational anti-bullying Alive Music Project. Now Executive Director Thom Lynch has announced a new collaboration with the It Gets Better Project and Speak Theater Arts to create a nationwide tour of a musical theater piece called “It Gets Better.”

A six-member core group will collaborate with local performers and educational and governmental institutions to focus on bullying in local schools.

For more information on GMCLA or the Alive Music Project, please visit www.gmcla.org

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