About Outside Voices

Outside Voices was created in collaboration with the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus (SFGMC) and the Reaching Youth Through Music (RHYTHM) program. It’s a 6-part workbook that invites participants of all identities to explore the power and importance of storytelling, to craft stories through performance art, and to build skills to perform stories from a place of power. It’s intended for middle and high school students but can be adapted for younger and older audiences.

  • Type: Workbook
  • Genre: Performance Art
  • Length: 6 parts, each comprised of a 30-min lesson plan and a 20-60 min homework activity

** To learn how to implement this workbook in your classroom, whether it be in-person or virtual, take a look at these instructional videos from our friends at SFGMC. **


SFGMC is a nonprofit organization aiming to lead by creating extraordinary music and experiences that build community, inspire activism, and foster compassion at home and around the world. RHYTHM brings SFGMC into elementary, middle, and high schools across the Bay Area to share a message of love, inclusivity, and strength.

To learn more about the educational materials and opportunities the It Gets Better Project currently provides, please visit itgetsbetter.org/edu.