Juliet Simms and Black Veil Bride's Andy Biersack have joined together with the Alive Music Project and the It Gets Better Campaign to support LGBT youth, challenge homophobia and expose new communities to the message of equality through music. In doing so, they have created a Prizeo campaign offering rewards such as signed photos, t-shirts, signed guitars and even a personalized tattoo design. One lucky entrant will win a trip to 2015 Vans Warped Tour on Aug. 7 in Portland, OR from anywhere in the world and will receive VIP tickets and travel on Simms and Biersack’s tour bus to Seattle, WA on Aug. 8.
Alive Music Project is dedicated to proving that music and song are community building. Through music, students are engaged in understanding and discussing human rights, civil rights and the LGBT struggle for equality. They are committed to changing hearts and minds through music, and inspiring students to use their art in order to make their voices heard.
It Gets Better Tour takes the profound message that darkness can give way to a brighter future one step further, as a small, dedicated ensemble travels to communities nationwide to produce a week of educational workshops culminating in a moving musical theater performance. The week highlights anti-bullying, tolerance and acceptance through community roundtable discussions, high school visits, videos and creative exercises.
Both programs are a part of The Gay Men's Chorus Los Angeles (GMCLA)—changing hearts and minds, one song at a time.
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