For over 30 years, GALA Choruses has been a critical partner in creating and sustaining the LGBTQ choral movement.
Just a few short months ago we gathered in Denver and joyfully celebrated Festival. Yet as 2016 closes, those of us in America find ourselves in changed circumstances few of us could have imagined this summer. Our president-elect and his supporters find it acceptable to objectify women, denigrate people of color, humiliate the disabled and vilify the LGBTQ community. This is not the society we have fought for and, for most of us, not the America we thought we knew. It is easy to despair and there is much uncertainty about what the future holds.
While we cannot control what has happened we can choose how we react. We will not allow the progress we have struggled to achieve to be taken away and we will not stand silently and allow hate to become the new normal. We will lift our voices with pride and power. Our power comes from a message delivered through song â€“ a message of hope and love that can defeat hate and fear.
GALA Choruses is a 501(c)(3) organization. A copy of our determination letter is available upon request. The full amount of your donation may be deductible for charitable purposes.
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GALA Individual Donation Program
GALA Choruses will redouble our efforts to support our member choruses in America and around the world. Our effort begins with our participation in the #Sing1Voice campaign along with Chorus America, the American Choral Directors Association and others to create a tidal wave of voices on social media singing songs of harmony and hope. In the coming months we will reach out to support member choruses in smaller metropolitan and rural areas. We will contribute to collaborations and commissions that bring our message to people that need to hear it. And we will be certain that we protect our youth through effective support activities.
Our voices will rise in song throughout the land letting the world know that hate and intolerance are not acceptable values. I invite you to support the mission of GALA Choruses with a tax deductible year-end gift. Your donation helps us to support LGBT choruses as we change our world through song.
Checks payable to GALA Choruses can be mailed to P.O. Box 99998, Pittsburgh, PA 15233. If you are a US citizen, your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. No goods or services were received that would reduce the deductible amount of your donation; therefore, the full amount may be deductible for charitable purposes. Please consult a tax professional.