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Lift Yourself Up Virtual Dance Party

The Virtual “Lift Yourself Up Dance Party”, Saturdays, 4 PM – 8 PM  is a live streaming event on Twitch and IHeartRadio mobile application to 1.) lift people’s spirit, 2.) raise awareness of resources, 3.) support local businesses and raise funds for industry folks not eligible for unemployment and in-need of fiscal resources, and 4) spread the word about extended absentee voting for the Ohio primary election. 

The community sing-along is a show of solidarity and support for the medical workers, first responders, and all of the industry workers in restaurants and stores.  

The Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus is leading the virtual choir with supporting vocals of families from the Family Pride Network. We are inviting the community to participate in the sing-along at around 650ish.  You can do this by going on your front porch and singing along or start a virtual stream within your home and join the chorus on social media. The chorus will be directly followed with anyone from the community of clapping and cheering all of the workers.  #ClapBecauseWeCare at 7 PM. Link    

Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/getthevoteout

YouTube: YouTube: https://youtu.be/0hHPET8t8fc

IHeartRadio Mobile App https://prideradio.iheart.com/featured/virtual-pride-party/

Guest DJ: Mark Picchiotti is an American DJ, producer, remixer and songwriter based out of Chicago, Illinois. As a remixer and producer, Picchiotti has amassed 24 number one singles on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart, and he has remixed such artists as Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Mariah Carey, Rihanna, Daft Punk, The Killers, AC/DC, Florence and The Machine, Amy Grant, Foster The People, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Sia, Sybil, Enriqué Iglesias, and Mary J. Blige. In 2002, he produced and co-wrote the Kylie Minogue single “Give It To Me” for her 8x-Platinum album Fever.



Stonewall Columbus:  https://stonewallcolumbus.org/liftyourselfup/ 

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/events/580766289204758/

PARTNERS:   iHeartRadio Columbus, Craft the Vote/Get The Vote Out, Stonewall Columbus, Equality Ohio, Create Columbus Commission, Columbus Gay Mens Chorus, The Family Pride Network, Equitas Health, GLAAD, League of Women Voters, EduTechnologic, Atlas Partners, Technological Streaming Services and support from Platinum TDM, TrueQ are sponsoring the event, hoping to remind Ohioans to register, to vote and to use their quarantine time to reflect on the need for a strong, vibrant democracy and help those combating this virus.

The Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus has been “Raising Voices and Changing Lives” for 30 years!  As a non-auditioned chorus, CGMC encourages people of ALL races, genders, colors, religions, national origins, abilities, ages, gender identities and sexual orientations who sing in the Tenor, Baritone and Bass vocal ranges to join together to sing beautiful, fun, and inspiring music which increases awareness of, and support for, LGBTQIA+ persons.  Over 500 folks have sung with CGMC and inspired hundreds of thousands of people to lift up the community!




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