San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus Honors COVID-19 Heroes

Virtually, of course.

True colors even shine through screens.

The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus has released its first virtual performance in the group’s 42-year history, “Truly Brave,” dedicated to first responders and health care workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic.

“Truly Brave” is a mash-up of two queer anthems, Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors” and Sara Bareilles’ “Brave,” arranged by Mac Huff. The moving tribute features more than 150 chorus members singing from the safety of their homes.

“Truly Brave” marks the launch of SFGMC’s new initiative, SFGMC TV.


“We’re thrilled to bring the very best of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus free and online to our friends and supporters around the world,” SFGMC writes. “While a small sample of our performances are included here, SFGMC is so much more—you’ll also find interviews with notable stage and screen performers, bits of wisdom from our youth education programs and artistic team, and plenty of gaiety getting to know our singing members.”

SFGMC, founded in 1978 as the first organization of its kind, has gone on to create local partnerships and expand its national presence through student and community programs such as the RHYTHM (Reaching Youth Through Music) workshop series and “It Gets Better” tour.

Responding to Trump’s election, SFGMC canceled its 40th anniversary international tour in favor of visiting red states and connecting with conservative voters.

They wanna see you be “Truly Brave” below.

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