• GMCLA returns to Walt Disney Concert Hall!

    July 8 at 2pm and 8pm

    I Rise, presented by GMCLA at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in early July, 2017

GMCLA returns to Walt Disney Concert Hall for an evocative and uplifting concert, exploring the sometimes complicated relationship between the LGBT community and faith… and celebrating a new future of inclusion. Blending touching personal stories with pop and rock favorites, hymns, and show tunes, we will take you on a spiritual journey, leaving you contemplating a new day of greater acceptance and understanding.

This concert explores the intersection of Faith Communities and the LGBTQ Community with the hope of creating positive change and exploring a new future that is possible. For many in the LGBTQ Community faith / religion has not been welcoming nor accepting, but rather associated with condemnation, non-acceptance, guilt, and shame.  We are seeing recent developments where religious and political organizations are trying to justify discrimination against LGBTQ people through the guise of “religious freedom.”  As our country seems to be more divided than ever, this concert couldn’t be more more timely or relevant.

Saturday, July 8, 2017 – 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm

Walt Disney Concert Hall is located at 111 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles. Click here for directions.

Single tickets on-sale late Spring 2017

Creating the I Rise Concert
- Dr. Joe Nadeau

Welcome to I Rise, the third and final subscription concert in GMCLA’s 38th concert season. GMCLA has positioned itself as the “voice” of the gay community in Los Angeles and is, in fact, one of the oldest, continuous, LGBTQ organizations in Los Angeles along with the Los Angeles LGBT Center and Founders Metropolitan Community Church. I Rise is a unique and historical concert for us that is unlike anything GMCLA has done before. This concert explores the intersection of Faith Communities and the LGBTQ Community; creating a discussion throughout our communities with the hope of creating positive change.

I Rise Community Partners and Participants

For the I Rise concert event, GMCLA has developed partnerships with over 25 organizations representing a wide variety of Welcoming religious / faith communities.

The Shower of Stoles Project

The intersection of the LGBTQ and Faith Communities is no more evident than through the Shower of Stoles Project. For the I Rise concerts, hundreds of Stoles from the collection will be on display – worn by GMCLA members during the concerts, and also on display in Disney Hall’s public spaces.