Our Mission

DiverseCity Youth Chorus encourages and fosters artistic expression, personal development, and leadership in GLBTQIAA youth and presents performances that provide an opportunity and space for young people, however they identify, to say “this is a place where I am accepted for who I am and everything that I bring.”

Why We Were Created

Co-founded in June of 2014 by Lindsey Deaton and Rhonda Juliano, The DCYC mission is to develop the voices, the character strengths and values in the young people served, and to have fun! This educational and outreach choral program will encourage and foster artistic expression, personal development, and leadership in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning intersex and allied youth and will present musical performances that provide an opportunity and space for young people, however they identify, to say “this is a place where I am accepted for who I am and everything that I bring,” and share those gifts with the greater Cincinnati community to encourage and promote acceptance, love and connection.