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Song as an act of protest in the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus

Sarah Tan
The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus rehearses

This story most recently aired in the June 21, 2023 episode of Crosscurrents.

With Pride around the corner, we're bringing you an Audiograph that sings the songs of LGBTQ resistance. Specifically, the story of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, and how they use song as an act of protest.

"This is my activism. I don't think a lot of people realize singing in this chorus is a political act in and of itself."

This piece originally aired in March of 2017. Audiograph is a radio project mapping the Bay Area’s sonic signature, telling the story of where you live and the people who live there with you.