True Colors Gay Men’s Chorus of LA

Watching this video took me on a huge roller coaster of emotions. I love the slow face shots at the beginning. Each person…all of these men, what they have been through personally in a society which discriminates against them for simply being who they are. Their bravery.

As the video progresses, my heart just seemed to open wider and wider. Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors, written for her friend with HIV. The despicable history of our government in the 80′s not giving a shit about the AIDs epidemic because it was primarily affecting gay men. As if they were disposable. The continued battle to help those affected get the services they need.

The love I have for my daughter and anyone who is at all “different” in some way.

The physical beauty of these men, all of whom appear lit from within, and how could they not be in the context of this video, and the “it gets better” reason for doing it.

The joining of more and more supporters and loved ones.

The healing, spiritual power of music, singing, voice.

The deep knowing that in my childrens’ lifetime, this BS is going to stop. As a society we’re not going to put up with it anymore.

My absolute certaintly that love prevails.

To the gay people in my life, I admire you and I believe in a day when no one will have to hide or hurt for being who they are.

Love.

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7 Responses to True Colors Gay Men’s Chorus of LA

  1. *m* says:

    Beautiful.

  2. You just reminded me of something my (newly!) 16 year old niece said on New Year’s Eve: “I do see things differently, and I love that about myself.” I love it about her, too.

  3. Carrie Link says:

    Amen (which was recently explained to me as meaning, “I believe.”)

    NEHBM of your new description up at the top of your blog – love it!

  4. Wanda says:

    I didn’t know you are back! Thank you for this post.

  5. Kim says:

    love this. love it.

  6. mom says:

    Beautiful!!

  7. Ang says:

    YES! yes. a DEEP resounding yes!