The choir will perform at the historic Stonewall Inn on Friday and then at Times Square on Sunday at Pride March.
For more than four decades, the New York Gay Choir has been a pioneering voice for the LGBTQ community.
“Over time, we’ve moved from park shows to some of the biggest scenes in the world,” said CEO John Carrion.
They made their debut in 1980 at Cooper Union. Not only was it a success, but it was the beginning of “something bigger,” Carrion said.
“It just became a place for gay men to … at that time, just meet, hang out, make music and give a voice to the LGBT community at that time,” Carrion said.
Over the years, the non-profit organization has significantly increased its scope and reach.
“We had women with cisgender, trans people, bisexual people – anywhere in the LGBTQ spectrum or not, and allies as well,” Carrion said.
Due to the pandemic, the choir took a break, but reunited in January. In May, the choir had its first appearance on the face.
“It’s amazing, really seeing not only the performers but also the audience, you forget that people are hungry on both sides of the stage,” Carrion said.
This year, there are about 200 people in the choir. They added 70 new members and will audition in late August hoping to add several dozen more.
The NYC Pride March special, co-hosted by Angelica Ross with Ken Rosato, Lauren Glassberg and WABC Champion Sam Champion, will return for the sixth consecutive year on ABC 7 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. μ. ET on Sunday, June. 26 as well as abc7NY.com, ABC News Live and ABC7 New York’s Connected TV on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV and Roku streaming platforms.
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