Hi LGBT Alopcian Friends:
Does anyone have experience singing in a lgbt chorus, while wearing a head scarf or bandana? I am wondering if I would fit into the local chorus. If I joined the chorus, I would have to make sure that they would allow me to wear my head coverings that were designed for women with alopecia. If there were a skit involving taking off hats or changing hats, I would to have to be sure to stay far away and sing in the background.
Right now, I sing in my congregation's choir and that is a positive, affirming experience. The dress code is solid color on top and black slacks or skirt. When I asked the choir director if the definition of "top" could me amended to include a solid colored head scarf, he said that would be fine. So far, everyone in the congregation choir has been warm and welcoming towards me, although I would like to branch out and occasionally sing with the local lgbt chorus.
Any singers out there?
I sang in the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles long before I lost my hair. But I would be shocked if ANY GALA chorus did not accomodate. I know that members who could not stand unaided for an entire could use a bar stool. I've seen chorus members at the GALA Choruses Festival using wheelchairs, crutches, canes, and other assistive devices, and blind and visually impaired assisted onstage.
I would think that the same approach you used with your congregation's choir should work as well. I believe the bylaws of the GALA Choruses ban discrimination of any kind.
Don't know if this was helpful, but I hope you pursue your choral dreams.