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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 6:50ish.  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    

Saturdays, 4 PM – 8 PM

Streaming Live, DJ’s and performers on Twitch, YouTube, Vimeo.

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

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

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

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This interactive virtual event will be live-streamed to all of the major platforms and websites. This will include singers, dancers, and drag queens broadcasting from their homes to entertain Columbus and more. This activation is to raise awareness of the people in the Live Event and Food Industries who have lost their income and livelihood to COVID 19. This is a fun way to engage the community and our goal is to reach as many people as we can. A virtual event is a way to interact in this time of shelter in place. We will have links to donate on screen and in the descriptions. We are going to bring the “BIG Show feel” to your laptop screen. We will be hosting this Dance Party from a home garage and using TV station quality equipment to give the best Audio/Visual experience through the internet. This will all be happening in real time.

We encourage all parties who are artists or audiences to create a watch party on Facebook or share the link across any and all social media platforms. The more people who watch, the more good we can do in our community!

Make a video, load into social media and tag #LiftYourselfUpVP and we will be highlighting videos throughout the broadcast.

http://craftthevote.net/lift-yourself-up/ 

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!