Festival 2020 Pinnacle Reception
Festival 2020 Pinnacle Reception
Festival 2020 Pinnacle Reception
Where’s Your Choruses’ Fundraising Plan?
Where’s Your Choruses’ Fundraising Plan?
Where’s Your Choruses’ Fundraising Plan?
It's All About Fundraising!
It's All About Fundraising!
It's All About Fundraising!
Making Our Choruses More Accessible for Autistic People
Making Our Choruses More Accessible for Autistic People
Making Our Choruses More Accessible for Autistic People
Mental Health Equity, Access, and Belonging within GALA Choirs, Part 1
Mental Health Equity, Access, and Belonging within GALA Choirs, Part 1
Mental Health Equity, Access, and Belonging within GALA Choirs, Part 1

Festival 2020 Pinnacle Reception

Posted on: February 7th, 2020 by Steve Smith GALA Articles No Comments

Festival 2020 is shaping up to be a landmark moment in LBGTQ+ choral history. The largest gay choral gathering in the world also comes at a time of political upheaval and social retrenchment in the U.S. and many governments around the world. Our voices of equality and social justice for all people must play a […]


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Where’s Your Choruses’ Fundraising Plan?

Posted on: February 7th, 2020 by Richard Jung GALA Articles No Comments

Many non-profits, especially smaller groups without staffing, tend to operate without creating an annual fundraising plan.  The most likely scenario is that an organization understands that they need to raise money, someone comes up with a brilliant idea and then the group puts together a group of volunteers and makes it happen.  Sound familiar? In […]


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It’s All About Fundraising!

Posted on: January 8th, 2020 by Richard Jung GALA Articles No Comments

I wanted to introduce myself to you – I am Richard Jung, the Executive Director of the Portland Gay Men’s Chorus and GALA Choruses 411 Advisor for Fundraising and Development. I started this position last summer and after a very slow start have finally begun to put together some useful information and tools that will […]


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Making Our Choruses More Accessible for Autistic People

Posted on: July 23rd, 2019 by Sam Bullington GALA Articles No Comments

“You cannot interact with the autistic community or the trans community without interacting with both.” –Joelle Maslak Living in a society designed for neurotypical individuals can be very exhausting and overwhelming for autistic people, not unlike the stress and exhaustion of living in a binary world for many trans folks. Especially because most services are […]


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Mental Health Equity, Access, and Belonging within GALA Choirs, Part 1

Posted on: June 26th, 2019 by Bobby Kizer GALA Articles No Comments

Do you ever worry about the interpersonal dynamics in your choir?  Do you ever get frustrated with an individual singer’s behavior?  Do members ever become emotional and you worry if they are ok?  Or maybe you have a board member that is consistently late to meetings or does not accomplish the tasks they said they […]


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Raven’s True Self

Posted on: December 23rd, 2018 by Sam Bullington GALA Articles No Comments

Phoenix, Colorado’s Trans Community Choir found ourselves at the center of controversy when parental complaint around our scheduled performance of our original play, Raven’s True Self, at a local elementary school was taken up by the CBS Denver News. The wholesome play, about a transgender raven in a community of animals and the importance of […]


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Asian Queer Choirs: a Perspective in 2018

Posted on: December 1st, 2018 by Hsien Chew GALA Articles No Comments

The concept of “Asia”, particularly as a cultural signifier, has always been problematic. It assumes a high degree of commonality across what is the world’s largest continent, and has been used to homogenize and “other” what is a hugely diverse swathe of people. When Proud Voices Asia, the Asian LGBT choir network was set up, […]


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