March 26, 2017 | Alphawood Gallery | 2401 N Halsted Street |11AM-4PM| Free

Chicago Sinfonietta and VideoOut invite all LGBTQ people and their allies to participate in this day-long effort to engage and amplify the voices of the LGBTQ community by recording their coming out stories which will be shared on - the largest library of coming out stories - in hopes that everyone will come out and, as Harvey Milk said, destroy the lies and distortions that surround the LGBTQ community.


This FREE community event is present in part by Chicago Sinfonietta's performance More Than A Letter: A Celebration of LGBTQ Artists and Classical Music

VideoOut is for everyone. It’s a home for LGBTQ people no matter where they are on their journey. It’s a resource that gives strength and community and encourages empathy. Our resources will always remain freely accessible to the community, and we will never stop fighting to amplify every LGBTQ voice.

Why are we collecting coming out stories? • To encourage everyone to come out and to destroy the myths that surround our community.
• To affirm the work of past LGBTQ generations by concentrating on stories told by LGBTQ elders.
• To build bridges of empathy between the LGBTQ community and everyone else.
• To provide a high-quality resource for LGBTQ youth as reference for their coming out journey.

Why are we providing a platform to share ideas? • To increase the diversity of voices we hear and the scope of ideas we see in LGBTQ media.
• To represent every person, especially those who remain less visible and most vulnerable.
• To highlight various interests of the LGBTQ community, showing that we will consider any topic.
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Celebration of LGBTQ Artists and Classical Music

How do you define yourself? How do others define you?
Join us as we explore these questions, together.

Featuring guest conductor Michael Morgan, pianist Sara Davis Buechner, the incredible Allegrezza singers and including a special performance by Musicality. More Than A Letter will reflect on self-identity and self-expression through the artistry of LGBTQ composers and musicians with works spanning the symphonic music genre from Rachmaninoff to Bernstein's "West Side Story".

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Alphawood Gallery Exhibit

Arts Aids America Chicago 
Through April 2, 2017 |
Alphawood Gallery |
2401 N Halsted Street |
Wed - Thurs: 11am -8pm |
Fri - Sat - Sun: 11am - 6pm |

Art AIDS America was organized by Tacoma Art Museum in partnership with The Bronx Museum of the Arts. The exhibition is co-curated by Jonathan David Katz, Director, Visual Studies Doctoral Program at the University at Buffalo (The State University of New York), and Rock Hushka, Chief Curator and Curator of Contemporary and Northwest Art at Tacoma Art Museum. The national tour is supported by the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art and Gilead Sciences, Inc. The exhibition and catalogue have been made possible by support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation.
All participants and friends are invited to join us in viewing this amazing exhibit!

Made possible by generous support from: