A choral concert Friday night in Duluth, Minnesota raised funds and awareness to fight a proposed gay marriage ban in the state.

The Brave Souls & Dreamers concert by the 90-member One Voice Mixed Chorus, which includes gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and allied people, took place at the Pilgrim Church in Duluth. Proceeds were donated to Minnesotans United for all Families, the coalition of groups working to defeat the proposed constitutional amendment at the polls next November.

The concert celebrated the lives of civil rights leaders Harvey Milk, Nelson Mandela, Mother Theresa, Judy Shepard and more, and featured the music of Bob Dylan, Holly Near and Stephen Sondheim. The choir also premiered Brave Souls and Dreamers, an original arrangement inspired by “the words of peacemakers from around the globe.”

“Marriage is about family and family is about love, respect and commitment,” volunteer Gary Anderson told ABC affiliate WDIO. “And everybody deserves to be in a loving family that has the respect of their neighbors and the respect of the state.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)