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Tuesday 27 November 2012

You Make Me Proud!: Eastenders Star Backs Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus Stonewall Charity Single

Iconic EastEnders actress June Brown has backed the release of the Brighton Gay Men's Chorus release a charity single called 'You Make Me Proud'.


The track was written by Howard Alexander who decided to release the song after it won an international competition run by the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Choir, in their search to find an anthem to create the world’s largest virtual choir, called the OutPostChoir project.

As an original member of Brighton Gay Men's Chorus, Howard was keen that they take part in the recording:

“I wanted to create a very positive song which was uplifting and inspirational to everyone.

“Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus have sung the song so well and I think they really convey the feelings I intended, about staying positive and strong and supporting one another on our continuing journey, until one day I hope, diversity will be universally celebrated, and we will be able to say to all our communities and politicians…’You Make Me Proud!'"


The charity single is available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon and from all good online retailers.



Ten per cent of the profits from sales of the single will be donated to Stonewall, the UK national lesbian, gay and bisexual charity.

June Brown, who is patron of the Chorus, added:

“I am thrilled to support the boys with this fabulous charity single, which is both inspirational and helps raise awareness and funds for Stonewall, to promote equality and fight discrimination. 

“I would encourage everyone to buy the song and to support this great cause.”


Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus will be performing You Make Me Proud live during “We All Live Together: A Concert For World Aids Day” in Brighton on Saturday 1st December, in aid of the Rainbow Fund.

For further information or to buy the song, please visit brightongmc.org or YouMakeMeProud.org

by: Mike Cobley




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