The young person's guide to homophobia


Good to see LGBT activism increasing in classical music. Among recent notable examples was the dedication of Somewhere Over the Rainbow performed by Joyce DiDonato and the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Last Night of the BBC Proms to gay victims worldwide. But less than a month after this laudable protest the BBC Symphony Orchestra without Ms DiDonato played their first ever concert in the Gulf State of Qatar, where homosexuality is illegal. LGBT awareness may be in short supply at the BBCSO but irony is not; so their programme in Qatar included music by Benjamin Britten. Why are some gay causes more fashionable than others?

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