Gay chorus wants ‘Red, White & You’ [video]

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Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus raises its voices to patriotism and the history of American rights fights in its June concert and gets us all revved up with a teaser video for the patriotically themed show.

Fresh off its fun annual Big Wig throwdown (view photos), the chorus moves full steam ahead toward its “Red, White & YOU: United We Stand” concert at the Glenn Memorial Auditorium on the Emory University campus with three performances on June 15-16. Look for a program of American standards that intersects the gay rights movement with history’s slavery, suffrage, African American civil rights and “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” struggles.

Songs including an Armed Forces medley, “It Gets Better,” “What Matters,” “Lean on Me” and “Why We Sing” will be woven together with dramatic readings of empowering messages by the likes of Abraham Lincoln, Sojourner Truth and Hillary Clinton. The readings will be brought to life by Atlanta theater peeps Courtenay Collins and Freddie Ashley. The concert is presented in partnership with the League of Women Voters and Emory’s Office of LGBT Life.

Watch the video above, then go get your tickets.


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