“The Runaways,” a movie about the teen female band that includes my hero Joan Jett and also Cherie Currie, comes out today in limited release. Originally when I heard about the making of this film, I was thrilled. Hell yeah. Let’s see a filmmaker’s version of female rockers fighting their way to credibility while just being cool as shit.
But now I have doubts.
It’s been almost three decades since the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus was founded to create a space where men could come together in creativity and camaraderie, and through their singing, help empower and educate both themselves and the community at large.
In the years since the chorus’ founding in 1981, Atlanta’s gay community has grown increasingly vibrant, visible and accepted. Now the AGMC is taking to the road to lend their voices to efforts to improve gay acceptance throughout the state.