On Sunday, April 9th, the Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus will accept an award alongside four other incredible individuals and groups who advance the rights of the LGBT community in the Delaware Valley region. We could not be more proud…or thankful.
The 2017 HEROES Awards, presented by DVLF (the Delaware Valley Legacy Fund), are meant to honor youth, allies, businesses, and non-profits “who have bold ideas, act with selfless intention, are admired for their integrity, and are regarded as courageous in advancing the equality of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, & transgender community.” As the Chorus’ profile grows in the Philadelphia area, we feel honored to be among this select group doing so much good in our community.
DVLF cites the Chorus’s commitment to presenting music, to gay and straight audiences alike, that promotes a message of hope and inclusion, and addresses issues relevant to the LGBTQ community such as coming out and marriage equality.
What we continue to be most proud of, though, and what we think made DVLF perk up their ears (so to speak), is taking that message of hope and inclusion to schools through our Outreach program. It is our hope to grow and expand Outreach, to add educational components and reach more students at more schools, so that no LGBTQ student in the Philadelphia area ever has to feel alone or misunderstood.
Thank you to DVLF for your support and this incredible honor. We’ll be proud to be called HEROES on April 9th, but we’ll strive to live up to the title for as long as our organization exists. Learn more on the DVLF award ceremony.
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