In 1999, The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles played in Moscow to “one of the largest gatherings of LGBT people in Russian history.” This was the finale of that performance. So as you can imagine the “recent Russian events have hit the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles particularly hard.”
The chorus posted this video in solidarity with their Russian brothers and sisters.
The group’s executive director Chris Verdugo said via press release [via bilerico]:
We stand with our brothers and sisters in Russia who face unspeakable discrimination and violence as they fight for their lives and rights to live openly and freely. We’re honored to share this video footage with the world and to show that the Russian people are good, and that we can come together with song to celebrate our differences. And just as the LGBT Community has done time and again, we shall overcome.
All we need is love.