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Moving the Needle

Posted on: May 24th, 2017 by Thea Kano GALA Articles 2 Comments

  Less than one week after the National Equality March for Pride and Unity, 100 members of GMCW and our staff will board buses and head out on our first Southern Equality Tour. In the four days we are on the road we’ll travel through six states (North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, and Virginia), […]

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SWC Member Joins Doctors Without Borders

Posted on: March 21st, 2017 by Brian Metz GALA Articles No Comments

After a career in data programming, analysis and education, Ann Wunderlin is leaving the University of Washington, the Seattle Women’s Chorus—and the country. A briefing in New York, followed by another briefing in Berlin will see her off to the city of Kulob, the third-largest city in the former Soviet republic of Tajikistan. There, under […]

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Showing Up for Art

Posted on: March 8th, 2017 by Emily McSpadden GALA Articles No Comments

During this time of enormous political change, many of us are wondering how to best devote our efforts and focus toward action. Some have made phone calls to representatives, others have gotten on busses to D.C., and so many have marched in cities around the country and the world, with all of us still feeling […]

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Trans Opera

Posted on: March 6th, 2017 by Jane Ramseyer Miller GALA Articles No Comments

Nothing like art to stir conversation and dialogue! Opera companies around the world are performing a chamber opera (As One) that premiered in 2014 exploring the life of a transgender woman. The libretto was co-written by Kimberly Reed, drawing from her own experience as a trans woman. In the original production, the lead role was […]

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Finding Comfort Through The Voices of Others

Posted on: February 28th, 2017 by Jay Baumgartner GALA Articles No Comments

Odd things happen in isolation. When my eyes pop open in the middle of the night as I am jolted awake by some disturbing thought (and there are plenty of those these days), those scary thoughts take on monster proportions. That is one of the keys to therapy. When you talk through the scary whisperings […]

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Top 3 GALA Symposium Take-Aways

Posted on: February 21st, 2017 by Jay Baumgartner GALA Articles No Comments

I live in Palm Springs, I am on the working board of a chorus in Palm Springs, and my husband is on the GALA board. You could say that my attendance at the recent GALA Symposium in Palm Springs was guaranteed! But I really did not have time. An old boss used to tell me, […]

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The Pink Singers Visit India – Top Tips For An Amazing Trip

Posted on: February 17th, 2017 by Hsien Chew GALA Articles No Comments

  In January 2017, the Pink Singers – London’s LGBT community choir, travelled to India to perform with Rainbow Voices Mumbai, India’s first LGBT choir, in a ground-breaking concert called “We Shall Overcome” at the National Centre for the Performing Arts, and to march with them at Queer Azaadi Mumbai – Mumbai Pride. Preparing for […]

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