The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, D.C., (GMCW) will join with members of other GALA choruses from around the country to form a festival chorus titled L.O.V.E. — League of Voices for Equality. L.O.V.E. is a vocal music project at the Equality March for Unity and Pride on Sunday, June 11, on the National Mall. The mission of L.O.V.E. is to bring singers together to raise their collective voice in the fight for equality and justice for all people. The Equality March is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and L.O.V.E. will be singing throughout the March. Please note this is not an official performance at the March. L.O.V.E. will be singing throughout the day at various times and locations. GMCW will then make its way to the Capital Pride Festival on Pennsylvania Avenue NW.

We expect hundreds of singers to be a part of this project. Some of the GALA choruses that will be joining GMCW are members of: Alexandria Harmonizers, Gay Men’s Chorus of Charlotte, Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida, Knoxville Gay Men’s Chorus, New York City Gay Men’s Chorus, Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus, Steel City Men’s Chorus, and Triad Pride Men’s and Women’s Choruses.

We have collected a selection of historic protests, songs and anthems which lend themselves to singing en masse while marching. Songs will include: “Freedom is Coming,” “Peace, Shalom, Salaam,” “Make Them Hear You,” “Never Turning Back,” “Seasons of Love,” “We Are a Gentle, Angry People,” “We Shall Not Give Up the Fight,” and “We Shall Overcome.”

For more information about L.O.V.E., contact GMCW Executive Director Justin Fyala at

Following the Equality March on Sunday, GMCW will perform on the Capitol Concert Stage as part of the 2017 Pride Concert presented by Capital Pride Alliance. GMCW will perform at 1:55 p.m. GMCW will also be marching in the Capital Pride Parade on Saturday, June 10, which kicks off at 4:30 p.m. at Dupont Circle.

For more information about GMCW Pride weekend performances, contact GMCW Director of Marketing, Craig Cipollini at ccipollini@gmcw.orgV

Via Press Release