On Oct. 24, 2010, members of GMCLA (Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles), along with their friends and supporters (including me), gathered at Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles to sing a song of hope and love.
I can write a long article about how on Sunday when we came together in love to deliver this message of hope and support, God's grace filled the room and everything came together quickly and easily. I can write a long article about the chills that went up and down my body the whole time I participated in making this video. But I won't. Rather, I will let the power of this music speak for itself, which it is doing so well. In two days it has become the #1 video on youtube.com in the activism/non-profit category. Give yourself this gift today by watching:
This was created for Dan Savage's "It Gets Better" project, a response to the LGBT teen suicides that occurred this fall.
From my heart to yours, let this message be for any teen -- whether LGBT, straight, fat, skinny, in a wheelchair, or anything that makes you different -- who is considering that your differences are reason to take your life. It's not! Rather, your differences are a gift to be cherished.