Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: LGBTQIA+

These resources help orchestras build an open and inclusive culture for people of all sexual orientations. 



July 11, 2019

Come Out and Play

Representation and inclusion of LGBTQ+ composers, musicians, and audiences is on and the rise at U.S. orchestras.
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Engaging the LGBTQIA+ Community

Composer Leo Hurley speaks about an experience of developing an opera with an LGBTQIA+ main character and engaging the LGBTQIA+ community into the conversations through art.

Conductors and Ensembles You Should Know

From Classic FM, lists of LGBTQIA+ conductors (from history and living today) and ensembles, “sharing their love of music in safe, accepting and diverse spaces around the world.”

The Met Opera Has a Gay Conductor. Yes, That Matters.

An interview with Yannick Nézet-Séguin from The New York Times.

Statement from the League, June 2021

In Pride Month and beyond, the League celebrates and stands in solidarity with LGBTQIA+ people.


Bay Area Rainbow Symphony

Launched in 2008, Bay Area Rainbow Symphony is dedicated to promoting and supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer identified  musicians and composers toward the goal of broad crossover appeal and excellence in the performing arts.

Queer Urban Orchestra

The Queer Urban Orchestra is dedicated to the promotion of fine arts in the New York City metropolitan area. Its membership is open to all adult musicians regardless of age, race, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

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