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Heartstrings: All Men’s Choir Sings in Support of LGBT Equality

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DALLAS -- They've moved audiences around the world, but it's not only because they can belt out everything from Broadway, Gospel, Show Tunes and Lady Gaga. The Turtle Creek Chorale stands for something more than just musical talent .

For over 30 years, the all men's choir has been singing in support of LGBT equality.

"We've always been known as a gay men's chorus. But even here recently, especially with the acceptance of gay and lesbian rights, we have found ourselves reaching out to other communities and lending a voice," Creative Director, Sean Baugh explained.

There's no question -- their musical journey has hit a couple of low notes in the past.

In 1985, five years after the chorale was established, the men were struck by something that would change them forever. TCC has lost over 200 men mostly to HIV and AIDS.

"The AIDS epidemic in the 80's and the 90's gave us the strength and made us who we are," Baugh told NewsFix.

Like they say, music heals everything and the chorale stands stronger than ever -- with 200 men who've performed for Queen Elizabeth and shared the stage with Liza Minnell.

Baugh has put his heart into keeping the tradition alive.

The choir is putting on a special series of concerts this week at the Dallas City Performance Hall. They're  celebrating the decision made a year ago by the Supremes that all 50 states must allow same sex marriage.

"During the concert we're paying a very special tribute to the one year anniversary of the equality ruling, and we have three couples that will be celebrating marriages on stage," Baugh added.

Here's to an encore of making music that entertains and inspires.

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