The Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida will present its Pride Month concert, “Unbreakable & Unstoppable,” on Friday, June 24 and Saturday, June 25 at the Sunshine Cathedral, 1480 S.W. 9th Ave. in Fort Lauderdale.
The centerpiece of the program is Andrew Lippa’s song cycle “Unbreakable,” originally planned for the 2020 season, but postponed after the COVID-19 pandemic struck.
According to program notes, “Unbreakable” is “a curated selection of stories throughout American LGBTQ history — like Harvard's ‘Secret Court’ of 1920, the life of transgender and gay activist Sylvia Rivera, the Lavender Scare, the remarkable work of Nobel Peace Prize winner Jane Addams, and others. 'Unbreakable' is a heartrending and ultimately triumphant look at where we've been, what we've come through, and who we are today. Most of all, 'Unbreakable' is a tribute to the perseverance and power of a people who would not be defeated and could not be broken.”
The work was premiered by the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus in 2018 and most recently performed to critical acclaim by the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, D.C.
The second half of the program, “Unstoppable” includes a selection of gay anthems “that have inspired our community to be ourselves on dance floors and in diverse communities across the globe.” Artistic Director Gabe Salazar will conduct the performances.
Tickets start at $38 at GMCSF.org.
‘Can’t Cancel Pride’ Returns for Third Year on iHeart Radio
The third annual “Can’t Cancel Pride – Proud AND Together,” a celebrity benefit concert for the LGBT community celebrating visibility and inclusivity, can be streamed through June 30.
Hosted by queer singer, actress and social media personality JoJo Siwa, the concert features chart-topping artists Katy Perry, Sam Smith, Lizzo, Anitta, Dove Cameron, Betty Who and Kim Petras. Special appearances include Billy Porter, Manila Luzon, Erika Jayne, Big Freedia and Amy Schneider.
During this year’s broadcast, Elton John is honored with the first Impact Award for his humanitarian work through the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
Can’t Cancel Pride has raised over $8.3 million for LGBT organizations to date and, in 2021, the event reached 6.3 million viewers and listeners.
“Can’t Cancel Pride” can be viewed on-demand throughout Pride Month on iHeartRadio’s YouTube channel Facebook page, The CW App and CWTV.com and on LGBT streaming service Revry.