Author Archives: Gip Plaster

The Lesbian Conductor Of The Gay Men’s Chorus

There aren’t many female choral conductors, but Kathleen McGuire long ago managed to break into the male dominated field. Perhaps even more interesting, however, is what the Australian-born lesbian is now conducting: McGuire is the first-ever female conductor of the historic San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus. [She held the role… Read more »

Daniel Harris: The Rise And Fall Of Gay Culture

Bit by bit, the bonds of homophobia and oppression are being broken. Gay men lurking in parks hoping for a secret encounter are giving way to glossy magazines like Out that make “gay” look glamorous. The gay community is going mainstream, and it’s about time. But listen closely. A faint,… Read more »