Creating the I Rise Concert – the Community gets involved
GMCLA has developed partnerships with over 25 organizations representing a variety of “Welcoming” religious / faith communities including Christian, Jewish, Mormon, Buddhist, Muslim, and non-religious organizations. In the weeks leading up to the July 8 performance, these faith communities will sponsor services, events, discussions, panels, and guest speakers creating a community-wide discussion on the topic of faith and the LGTBQ community.
Singers from each of these communities will join GMCLA on the Walt Disney Concert Hall Stage as part of the concert experience.
Our message is this: regardless of one’s religious affiliation, belief, or non-belief we are all created equally and deserve love, compassion, and care. No individual or group has a monopoly on grace or divine acceptance. GMCLA continues to do work that is based on our mission, that reaches beyond the concert hall to tackle difficult issues to empower and heal our community.