On Friday, June 10th at 7PM, Middle Collegiate will present a Marriage Equality Concert, Commitment Ceremony & Reception for straight and gay couples presided over by Senior Minister, Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, Ph.D. Rev. Lewis said, “Advocating for justice and equality for all people is central to our faith. We believe that the denial of marriage equality hurts all families, straight and gay. We call on the New York State Legislature and the Governor to enact a law providing equal access to marriage for all people.”
“Advocating for justice and equality for all people is central to our faith.”
The concert will feature successful artists whose musical backgrounds span the worlds of Broadway, Indie, Jazz and Soul. Confirmed artists include Tituss Burgess, most recently seen as the hilarious D’fwan on NBC’s 30 Rock. Neo-soul artist and OUTMusic award winner, Nhojj, whose song and music video Love reached the #1 spot on the MTV Music Top 100 chart in March 2010, will also make a special appearance. Other artists include Indie band husband and wife duo, Nathan and Becky Bliss, aka Barnaby Bright, whose song “Don’t Look Down” took first place in the 2010 New York Songwriters’ Circle’s annual songwriting contest, and GLAAD Media Award nominee and composer, Dionne McClain-Freeney.
Admission is free to the public
Admission for this event is free to the public. Donations will be accepted and all proceeds will benefit Marriage Equality advocacy organizations. Middle Collegiate is located at 50 East 7th Street in the East Village.