1. Alex Parrish says

    “The video shows Robert Rufo and the SF Gay Men’s Chorus sining at the 34th anniversary memorial service,,,” I’m not sure where “sin” enters into this story. One mans sin is another man’s fetish?

  2. says

    I remember Robert well, he also used to twirl a baton in front of the S.F. Gay Chorus at Gay Day Parades. I used to live across the street from a house they used to do their practice on Duboce just down from Alpine Terrace. Their voices filled the air like a summer fog.

    Since the early 70s, there were many groups forming, like the Gay Community Softball League, that was the first of it’s kind in the country. There were Clog dancers and gay wrestlers. That was the beauty of the 70s, we found things to do other then just go to gay bars and the baths. The early days of the chorus put on many shows at various times of the year. It’s nice to know they are still entertaining the “troops!” Thank you Gay Chorus, and of course Harvey Milk and Mayor Moscone who opened so many doors and closed closet doors forever in S.F. and beyond.

    For us pioneers of the Castro it’s a reminder of how far we have come,on our march for equality and human rights under our Rainbow banners, with politicians, athletes, entertainers, and dreamers. We did overcome!

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