Celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility with a performance by CMC’s New Voices Bay Area TIGQ Chorus, directed by Reuben Zellman and Jessalynn Levine at the Exploratorium! Observed on March 31, this international day of awareness highlights transgender achievements and greatness in response to intentional exclusion of transgender people, voices, and actions in the current societal culture and discourse. Transgender people exist in all corners of the world so it is important to emphasize their value. Today, we feature transgender individuals in STEAM fields, offer cultural and scientific context for transgender experiences, and celebrate the diversity of human expression with programs for all ages, including story hour, live music. interactive art, panel discussions, and more. Masks and vaccination are recommended but not required.
Saturday, April 1, 2023
Pier 15 (Embarcadero at Green Street)
San Francisco, CA 94111
- Events will take place from 11am–4pm
- New Voices Bay Area performance with Tory and the Teasers at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. (Bechtel Gallery 3)
Free with museum admission (free for Daytime members and donors. Just bring your membership card and ID)
New Voices Bay Area TIGQ Chorus is a mixed-voice choral ensemble for singers who self-identify as transgender, intersex, or gender-queer (TIGQ).
Our goal is to build a creative, empowered, joyful space for our TIGQ community, to encourage voices that have been silenced or shamed to grow and be heard, and to change how the world thinks about gender identity and music. Made up of singers from beginners to professionals, the chorus learns and performs great music of many styles and traditions, builds strong connections, and lifts up our community’s strength and struggle through choral singing. NVBA debuted in 2018 at SF Trans Day of Remembrance, and has since sung at the Fresh Meat Festival, the National AIDS Memorial, Grace Cathedral and the Billboard Music Awards. Featured on NPR and in the SF Chronicle, the chorus continues to welcome new TIGQ singers, without audition.