SF Gay Men’s Chorus Celebrates the End of Prop 8

Moments after Prop 8 fell and the first same-sex couple wed in San Francisco City Hall, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus celebrated the marriage of Prop 8 Plaintiffs Kris Perry and Sandy Stier, singing to then an excerpt of a new song called “San Francisco” from Andrew Lippa’s oratorio “I Am Harvey Milk”, world-premiered by the chorus days before in its 35th anniversary concert Harvey Milk 2013. Also seen with the newlywed couple are San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, Human Rights Campaign President and Founder of the American Federation for Equal Rights Chad Hunter Griffin, Oscar-winning Producer Bruce Cohen and Oscar-winning Screenwriter for the movie “Milk” Dustin Lance Black. The chorus also sings “Give ‘Em Hope”, complemented by footage of the day when Prop 8 fell inside City Hall and that afternoon in the Castro neighborhood, as well as the wedding of Kris Perry and Sandy Stier.

The video includes footage from the following YouTube Users:
jeffmason1212 – http://youtu.be/jBnjunyOLfM
visualpresentationSF – http://youtu.be/IZb5Uvpo44I
MarriageEq2013 – http://youtu.be/V2WSk9o2UaY
and John Maker – http://youtu.be/eH243Jtz-wg

The video also includes never-before-seen footage of the moment when the Supreme Court struck down Prop 8 while inside San Francisco City Hall (6/26/13), and the Castro celebration that afternoon, as well as the wedding of Kris Perry and Sandy Stier (6/28/13), all filmed by and provided by SFGMC member Sean Chapin.

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