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Meet Our Youth

LGBTQ+ youth need a safe place where they can be themselves. As a group, the youngest members of our community are at high risk for bullying, depression, violence, homelessness and suicide. Belonging to an organized group of peers – especially one with artistic activity, is vital to our young persons’ well-being.

The first North American LGBTQ+ youth chorus was Glass Youth Choir, formed in Vancouver BC in 2001. Glass is no longer performing, but the following youth choruses are active.

Bridging Voices LGBTQ and ALLIED Youth Chorus
Portland, OR
Founded 2013
http://bridgingvoices.org
E-mail: info [at] bridgingvoices.org

Diverse Harmony
Seattle, WA
Founded 2002
http://www.diverseharmony.org
E-mail: info [at] diverseharmony.org

GenOUT Chorus
Washington, DC
Founded 2015
https://gmcw.org/genout
E-mail: cpheins [at] gmcw.org

Major Minors
Nashville, TN
Founded 2017
https://www.nashvilleinharmony.org/majorminors.html
E-mail: majorminors [at] nashvilleinharmony.org

Omaggio Youth Chorus
Phoenix, AZ
Founded 2012
https://www.phoenixmenschorus.org/about/
E-mail: artisticdirector [at] gcpaphx.org

SingOUTKC: Pride Youth Chorus
Kansas City, MO
Founded 2019
https://www.fcpakc.org/youth-chorus
E-mail: info [at] fcpakc.org

THEM Youth Ensemble
Tucson, AZ
Founded 2018
https://www.facebook.com/themyouthensemble/
E-mail: youth [at] reveillemenschorus.org

Youth Pride Chorus
New York, NY
Founded 2003
http://www.youthpridechorus.org
E-mail: youth [at] gaycenter.org

Meet Our Youth

Statistics from PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)
  • 97% of all high school students hear anti-gay slurs daily
  • 40% of GLBT students have never seen anyone intervene in anti-gay harassment
  • GLBT youth are five times more likely to skip school because they are feeling unsafe on route to or at school
  • One out of four youth that comes out to his/her parents is kicked out of the home