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Melissa Etheridge and Gay Men's Chorus Rock Women's March

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"Change starts right here with yourself," Etheridge said before launching into "Uprising of Love."

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One of the many highlights at the Los Angeles Women's March Saturday was the performance of "Uprising of Love" by Melissa Etheridge and the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles.

After being introduced by Allison Janney, Etheridge took the stage to sustained applause, to which she responded, "Thank you, brothers and sisters and everyone in between." She later noted that some people find the LGBT community scary because of the gender duality they embody.

She told attendees that they're changing the world, but said, "Change starts right here with yourself," pointing to her heart.

She recalled performing "Uprising of Love" in Russia and said, "Believe me, the people of Russia are feeling like we are. The people of the world are looking to us." She and the chorus then launched into the song. Watch below.

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Trudy Ring is The Advocate’s senior politics editor and copy chief. She has been a reporter and editor for daily newspapers and LGBTQ+ weeklies/monthlies, trade magazines, and reference books. She is a political junkie who thinks even the wonkiest details are fascinating, and she always loves to see political candidates who are groundbreaking in some way. She enjoys writing about other topics as well, including religion (she’s interested in what people believe and why), literature, theater, and film. Trudy is a proud “old movie weirdo” and loves the Hollywood films of the 1930s and ’40s above all others. Other interests include classic rock music (Bruce Springsteen rules!) and history. Oh, and she was a Jeopardy! contestant back in 1998 and won two games. Not up there with Amy Schneider, but Trudy still takes pride in this achievement.
Trudy Ring is The Advocate’s senior politics editor and copy chief. She has been a reporter and editor for daily newspapers and LGBTQ+ weeklies/monthlies, trade magazines, and reference books. She is a political junkie who thinks even the wonkiest details are fascinating, and she always loves to see political candidates who are groundbreaking in some way. She enjoys writing about other topics as well, including religion (she’s interested in what people believe and why), literature, theater, and film. Trudy is a proud “old movie weirdo” and loves the Hollywood films of the 1930s and ’40s above all others. Other interests include classic rock music (Bruce Springsteen rules!) and history. Oh, and she was a Jeopardy! contestant back in 1998 and won two games. Not up there with Amy Schneider, but Trudy still takes pride in this achievement.