Our Projects

 
 

San francisco Gay Mens Chorus (SFGMC)

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The COIL Foundation is working with the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus (http://www.sfgmc.org) and the Tyler Clementi Foundation (tylerclementi.org) to commission a major work honoring the life of Tyler Clementi.

The work is named Tyler’s Suite, and will be a multimovement choral piece composed by world class composers gathered by composer Stephen Schwartz from a wide variety of musical styles. The unifying theme is Tyler’s life and love of music and the violin. The work will feature men’s chorus, solo violin and appropriate instrumental accompaniment  (Full Overview of the Tyler’s Suite Project).

It will be in six movements, with a World Premiere targeted for Spring 2014 in San Francisco by the SFGMC, eventually performed by multiple choruses around the U.S. and Canada. All events, recordings, and future publications are intended to include a component to raise funds for the Tyler Clementi Foundation.

 

PC USA

The Directors of COIL spent 10 days at the PC (USA) General Assembly
In the summer of 2010, after a long springtime of building relationships witht the primary organizations working within the denomination for LGBTQ rights. These organizations included More LIght Presbyterians, Covenant Network, and That All May Freely Serve. Together with Soulforce, these groups delivered a book and DVD sponsored by the COIL Foundation to every Commissioner attending the 210th General Assembly. That summer, working on site with all these organizations, the Directors of COIL lobbied and volunteered on the issues of granting full rights of Marriage, Ordination, and Pensin benefits for LGBTQ people within the denomination. The Action culminated in the Directors of COIL and other volunteers joining Soulforce (other orgnizations did not participate) in exercising their rights to Civil Disobedience on the floor of the General Assembly. This led to some arrests, and much fruitful dialog amongst the various parties and opinion leaders. The debates on these issues continue within the PC (USA) denomination, with victories having eventually been achieved in the areas of Ordination rights and Pension benefits.

 

soulforce

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The COIL Foundation was asked by Soulforce to sponsor
an important symposium countering Reparative Thereapy practices. Scheduled in the same city and on the same dates as the annual antigay NARTH symposium (National Association for the Research & Therapy of Homosexuality), the sumposium provided an opportunity to counter aggressive media campaigns of NARTH and provided an alternative perspective to the misinformation perpetuated by NARTH, Exodus International, and others opposed to acceptance of LGBTQI people in communities of faith. The sumposium selcomed LGBTQI persons and allies, survivors of “ex-gay” ministries and reparative theraphy, professional therapists and clergy in understanding the challenges of misinformation and harm perpetuated by reparative therapy.

 

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