20th March 2014
For immediate release.
Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus are thrilled to be singing at the wedding of James Preston and Philip Robathan on 29 March at Brighton Town Hall, being one of the first gay weddings to take place in the UK.
Paul Charlton, chairman of Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus, said:
“This is such an exciting occasion for us all! It’s within our objectives as a registered charity to promote equality and diversity, and it almost goes without saying that equal marriage is a major step forward for same sex couples in the battle against discrimination. We were lucky enough to have performed at one of the first ever civil partnerships back in 2005, and our members are over the moon to be taking part in this historic occasion.”
The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act received Royal Assent on Wednesday 17 July 2013, and as of 29 March 2014 same sex couple can enjoy equal marriage rights to heterosexual couples.
Their next show “Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus: Nautical But Nice” will take place as part of the Brighton Fringe Festival on May 2nd & 3rd at St George’s Church in Kemptown, Brighton. They will be helping raise funds for the local Brighton branch of the RNLI, and Worthing based charity Wolfram Syndrome UK. Tickets and info will be available via their website www.brightongmc.org soon.
Also for your diaries, the Chorus will be holding its annual Jamboree – offering fun, games and home-baked cakes – at the Brighton Tavern on Saturday April 19th between 11am and 3pm. All are welcome!
In the meantime, if you are considering joining Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus, they are always interested in hearing from prospective new members so please email Tom on firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTES FOR EDITORS
ABOUT BRIGHTON GAY MEN’S CHORUS
Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus was established in 2005 and is a registered charity no. 1137437.
The Chorus now has around 80 members and works by its three principles of Singing, Socialising and Support. Its charitable objectives include to promote equality and diversity, to raise public awareness of the LGBT community, and to eliminate discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity.
The Chorus stages at least three main shows a year; usually during the Brighton Fringe Festival, Brighton Pride and at Christmas. Their next show, “Nautical But Nice”, is due to take place as part of the Brighton Fringe Festival on 2nd & 3rd May at St. George’s Church, Kemptown.
Latest news, press releases and images are available in the Press Office section of the Chorus website www.brightongmc.org.