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West Coast Gay Men’s Choruses Battle For Best ‘It Gets Better’ Video

In the same week the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles releases its own It Gets Better video (to the tune of “True Colors,” above) comes their neighbors to the south, Orange County’s Men Alive gay chorus, releasing “Ooh, Child (Things Are Gonna Get Easier).” All right, East Coast: Where’s your entry? (Update: There already are some!)

UPDATE: Looks like the East Coast is already representing, writes reader Sean.

Here’s the Philadelphia Gay Mens Chorus:

And the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus:

And the New York City’s Youth Pride Chorus:

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  • meego

    Since when is this a contest? Pathetic!

  • SFNative

    It’s absolutely surprising to see that you’re missing a very significant video made by the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus. SFGMC is not only the first gay chorus to post a video for the It Gets Better project but also the first overall organization to support this project:

  • Gregory F. Sandritter

    Hmmm…. What is the “battle for It Get’s Better video? Really!?! Sorry, I don’t see any Battle ~ what I see is many people stepping up TOGETHER to spread the message of love and support for It Get’s Better. There is No Battle here. Talk about yellow journalism. Please, consider putting out the message of many choruses standing together to put out the It Get’s Better video ~ after all that is what it is about! peace always, g.

  • teddy witherington

    No battle, only beautiful voices raised collaboratively in common cause. The LGBT Choral Movement is a family, united in Song.

  • Dave Wilson

    I’m with one of the choruses featured, and Gregory hit it on the nose: we’re not locked in a battle about this. What’s wrong with multiple choruses coming up with their own way to express support?

    Please stop imposing these really screwed-up ideas about why we do what we do on your stories, especially when it’s pretty obvious you don’t understand it.

  • Zach Kucera

    I am the husband of one of the Men Alive! chorus members and also friends with several of the people who are singers in Men Alive! or who work behind the scenes. At no time did I ever have any inkling that producing an “It Gets Better” video was somehow a competition. There never was a “battle” nor contest.

    The point was and is that two great choruses wanted to add their voices to the growing number of people who were saddened and dismayed that our young gay brothers and lesbian sisters are choosing suicide as an option to alleviate the pain of being bullied.

    So, why the hyperbolic headline?

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