BGMC Handbook 2013

2013, we sang at the annual conference of the local Gay-Straight Alliances. Our presence was very meaningful for those young audiences. SUNY/Fredonia usually invites us to perform during their Diversity Week. We always march in Buffalo Pride Parade and sing at the rally afterwards. In June 2013, the video clip of our appearance at the Buffalo History Museum was aired on local TV on the day that the Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act.

C. Sign Language Interpreters

Signs are to eyes what words are to ears . --Ken Glickman

In an effort to be welcoming and inclusive to all, a professional American Sign Language interpreter is hired to interpret for Deaf and hearing-impaired audience members, typically the Sunday performance of our December and May concerts.

D. Chorus Fundraisers

Chorus fundraisers are fun events, apart from our concert schedule, and they are not mandatory. In the past, we have organized spaghetti dinners, cabarets, and other informal events which include some singing. These earn income that supports our mission. We encourage you to participate.

E. Media

Music can change the world because it can change people. --Bono

Media invitations offer additional opportunities for community outreach. The chorus is often invited to perform live for local


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