The London Gay Men’s Chorus is Europe’s largest and best known gay choir. Founded in 1991 by a group of six gay men at Angel underground station, the choir now boasts over 230 members in total. The choir which is a registered charity, have sung and performed with Sir Elton John, The Human League, Sandi Toksvig, K. D. Lang, Damien Hirst and the Pet Shop Boys to name but a few. The ‘LGMC’, as they are known, have recorded a Proud2Be video to show the LGBTQ youth that there are people in the world like them who are proud to be who they are.
The online video campaign is part of a global organisation that was founded in June 2011 by gay identical twin brothers Matt and Jon Price. The Proud2Be project was set up to encourage and support the LGBTQ youth to be proud of who they are. “As children the overriding message we both received from our school and church, the media and society was that being gay was something to be ashamed of. We desire for the LGBTQ youth of today to be able to access a different message,” they say.
Proud2Be video of London Gay Men’s Chorus
Matt and John speaking about Proud2BeProject
Here is how you can help the Proud2BeProject! Whether you identify yourself as part of the LGBTQ community or you are a friend or supporter of the LGBTQ community, get involved by making your own Proud2Be Video. Anyone can do this; individuals, couples, groups and families. To find out more about the project and for details on how to make your own Proud2Be Video or to get involved in other ways, head to http://proud2beproject.org/.
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