Politics through music

The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus began its Freedom Tour this weekend.
A member of the Chorus tears up after a song. (courtesy of sfgate.com)

SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus began its Freedom Tour this weekend.

Singing songs while wearing tuxedos is more than a musical tour for these men, though. They will specifically be visiting areas of the country that are known to be against Proposition 8, the plan banning same-sex marriages.

“When the tickets didn’t sell at first, I thought, ‘Oh God, no one is going to show up,’” said Amy Andrews, a welfare worker in Redding, who helped arrange the show at Cascade Theatre. “And then tickets just took off. I have never been prouder of my hometown.”

The weekend shows were both sold out, including the Sunday Chicago performance when the chorus received a standing ovation.

To read more on this story, visit the San Francisco Chronicle.

~Emily Inverso

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