Pride Chorus keeps on Singing

June 1 is Blogging for LGBT Families Day 2009. The Pride Chorus is "a chorus of mothers, daughters, sisters, lovers & grandmothers" and Juneau Woman of Distinction Marsha Buck does her LGBT activism on behalf of her children, so this is Bent's LGBT Families Day post. Last year's post was Two Moms and Two Boys DO Make a Family.

The Juneau Pride Chorus annual (spring) concert was early this year, 'way back in February. In March, the Chorus sang at the annual AWARE Dinner, where Chorus member Marsha Buck was honored as a Juneau Woman of Distinction. In April, the Chorus sang at the Juneau Folk Festival. Then in May, they opened for a special concert by Emma's Revolution.

"It was a privilege to open for Emma's Revolution and sing a song with them," writes Pride Chorus member Juanita Reese. "There was a big turn out, and they are wonderful people - funny, inspiring - with good music."

The Pride Chorus also performed the opening set for the Women of Distinction Dinner. Marsha Buck attended the dinner with her daughter Lys, who was visiting from Wisconsin. 

"She and her wife, Liz, and their two children are the ones on whose behalf I do my LGBT activism," writes Marsha.

In addition to being a member of the Juneau Pride Chorus and a Juneau Woman of Distinction 2009, Marsha is a member of PFLAG Juneau and the Board President of Alaskans Together for Equality.

"These women were chosen for their dedication and relentless service to peace, justice and the empowerment of women," reads the Women of Distinction 2009 page. "Each honoree has enriched the lives of women and children and has made a legacy of compassion out of their own lives."

The 35th Annual Folk Festival described the Juneau Pride Chorus as "a chorus of mothers, daughters, sisters, lovers & grandmothers bonded by a love of singing and & a desire to celebrate diversity."

The theme of the Women's Pride Chorus 2009 annual concert in February was Women's Bodies, Women's Strength. The concert was followed by a dance, with music performed by female musicians.

The Juneau Pride Chorus singing at AWARE's Women of Distinction dinner in Juneau. 

Marsha Buck with her daughter Lys at the AWARE Dinner.

Chorus member Juanita Reese at the AWARE Dinner with her daughter Janae.

Pat Humphries and Sandy O of Emma's Revolution.

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