By Humberto Capiro on March 2, 2015 for Living Out Loud – Los Angeles Both the Clementi family and the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA) have experienced great loss due to homophobia. For the Clementi family, it was the suicide of their son Tyler due to cyber bullying by their son’s roommate at Rutgers University in 2010 and for the GMCLA the loss of over 150 original member and others (only 12 original members remain) during the height of the AIDS crisis in the 80’s an
By TRE’VELL ANDERSON (Los Angeles Times) – February 28, 2015 hen Jane Clementi’s son Tyler went off to Rutgers University in fall 2010 and began playing violin for a school orchestra composed primarily of upperclassmen and graduate students, she thought the skill he had been perfecting since age 3 — even teaching himself how to play while unicycling — had paid off. Above: Jane Clementi with Chris Verdugo But days later, 18-year-old Tyler jumped to his death off the George Wa
Jane Clementi speaks to The Advocate about this Saturday’s musical tribute to her son.
By Gina Vivinetto for The Advocate – February 27 2015 It’s been four and a half years since the world mourned the death of Tyler Clementi, the Rutgers College freshman who took his own life after being cyberbullied during his first few weeks at college. This Saturday in Los Angeles, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles and all-male string quartet Well-Strung, in partnership with the Tyler C
The “Heartstrings” Show Also Features the Los Angeles Debut of “Tyler’s Suite” About the Life of the Late Tyler Clementi February XX, 2015 (LOS ANGELES) – The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA) whose mission is to change hearts and minds through the power of music, today announced a new Los Angeles concert, Heartstrings, and the debut of its new chamber ensemble on February 28. Featuring the all-male string quartet Well-Strung, the concert also marks the Los Angeles prem