Lavender Pen Tour
An Evening with The San Francisco Gay Mens Chorus
October 10, 2017
Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center
Special Guests: Ty Herndon and the Steel City Men's Chorus
Join the acclaimed San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus and special guests Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir for The Lavender Pen Tour at Alys Stephens Center on Tuesday, October 10, 2017!
For nearly 40 years, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus (SFGMC) has served as an international standard-bearer for a powerful mix of extraordinary musical excellence and mission-driven activism. Founded in 1978, it was the first choral organization to courageously proclaim its orientation in its name and is credited with helping start the LGBT choral movement that now spans the entire globe, galvanizing and changing the course of LGBT history.
It continues to inspire other arts-based community organizations through its performances and involvement in human rights, community activism, empowerment and inclusiveness, establishing it as an icon among LGBT organizations.
This fall, SFGMC will kick off its 40th Season by embarking on a tour of southern states — states that have major discriminatory laws aimed at the LGBTQ+ community. It is the Chorus’ hope that the music will encourage LGBTQ+ people and allies to come together, provoke conversations and action around civil liberties for all, while raising much-needed funds for local LGBTQ+ organizations, so they can continue doing their vital work to dismantle these biased and discriminatory laws.
It is the Chorus’ intention to have the tour fully underwritten so that all monies raised stay in the respective communities. Proceeds from tonight’s show at the Alys Stephens Center will directly benefit local and national LGBTQ+ organizations including Birmingham AIDS Outreach, PFLAG and The Steel City Men's Chorus.