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Published: Dec 12, 2018

Lansing's First LGBTQ Choir Receives Praise Following Debut Concert

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Founded in the fall of 2017, the Salus Center of Lansing, Michigan aims to create an inclusive environment where everyone can gather regardless of age, gender, race, or religion. The LGBTQ community center hosts a variety of programs such as educational material, housing and healthcare resources, and an abundance of other resources and activities. The Salus Center was established with the hopes of allowing its patrons the opportunity to be their complete and true selves thus coining the name “Salus”, meaning wholeness or well-being in Latin.


Aside from the many resources the Salus Center provides, it is also home to Lansing’s only Queer Quoir. Under the direction of DeShaun Snead, the choir hosted their first spring performance, Joyful Resistance, on Sunday, April 29, 2018. Emceed by founding member Phiwa Langeni, the organization received high praise for their exceptional work.


The organization recently commemorated their first anniversary by hosting a celebration that included crafts, raffles, and updated program and event plans. Included in their new agenda are Queer and Trans yoga sessions, workshops for women and non-binary artists, expanded support groups, quiet time gatherings (co-hosted by the Capital Area District Library), and more!


If you would like to know more about this Lansing non-profit organization or to assist the Salus Center in their efforts to create an inclusive environment for the LGBTQ community, their families, friends, and supporters, please click here