#ThisIsWhy – the Campaign for GMCLA

Your donation to the #ThisIsWhy Campaign helps support GMCLA’s youth outreach programs: the Alive Music Project, and our partnership with the Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network.

GMCLA’s #ThisIsWhy Campaign

Your donation helps support GMCLA’s youth outreach programs: the Alive Music Project, and our partnership with the Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network.

There are many reasons why we sing with GMCLA. Here we have not only found our chosen family and sang together to lift people’s spirits, we have also gone to countless schools to bring the joy of music to kids who would not have this kind of outlet otherwise.

Our Alive Music Project (AMP) brings an anti-bullying message and music education opportunities to students in underserved areas. We share our stories of coming out, of struggles and success, to open a free discussion about diversity and acceptance.

And now, AMP has expanded to bring 12-week music education programs to schools where budget cuts have taken away arts opportunities – and juvenile detention centers where kids have virtually no opportunities for this kind of outlet for free expression.

Another key aspect of what we do is, of course, SING! Next June we will be joining the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus for a concert at the world-renowned Carnegie Hall to celebrate our 40th anniversary of both of our choruses, and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. To top that off, we will be performing at World Pride!

Together we can change, and even save, lives! This is why we do what we do, why we sing, why we are a part of GMCLA. Will you join our family and help us continue to spread the message of love and acceptance?

We thank you for contributing to #ThisIsWhy – and your commitment to GMCLA’s future!

There are many reasons why we sing with GMCLA. Here we have not only found our chosen family to sing together to lift people’s spirits; we have also gone to countless schools through our Alive Music Project and partnership with Arts for Incarcerated Youth to bring messages of acceptance, and the joy of music.

Together we can change, and even save, lives! This is why we do what we do, why we sing, why we are a part of GMCLA. Will you join our family and help us continue to spread the message of love and acceptance?

We thank you for contributing to #ThisIsWhy – and your commitment to GMCLA’s future!

Members of GMCLA and CGCDMX with students at the Alive Music Project session at Torres High school in Los Angeles

Artistic Director Dr. Joe Nadeau working with incarcerated youth at Camp Scott

The blog article “This Is Why: The Heart and Soul of GMCLA” and gallery below show a compilation of GMCLA’s activities over the years and the past season – whether in-concert at the Alex Theatre,  meeting students in the Los Angeles area through the Alive Music Project, or at any number of Community events. A version of the blog article also appears at LA Blade.