Their first performance was part of Boston's Gay Pride Week in the same year. The following day, the Istanbul pride parade was cancelled and chorus members who planned to march were turned away by riot police. During the same tour, a New Hampshire paper, The Dartmouth Review published an editorial piece in which it referred to the chorus as a "traveling sodomy circus. In addition, The Caledonian-Recorda southern Vermont paper published an editorial piece and two advertisements denouncing the performance. This concert was the first time a gay men's chorus had been invited by a Catholic institution to perform.
The joint concert served as a benefit for the Kliptown Youth Program.
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However, this milestone was achieved by accident, the organizing professor was not aware this was the case when he arranged the concert, he simply wanted the students in his "Music and Gay Rights" class to see a performance by a gay men's chorus. Chorus member, Kilian Melloy, reported that the group's reception in the Middle East was widely positive, although the permit for the gay pride parade in Istanbul was revoked and the event was cancelled. This page was last edited on 27 Decemberat From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The chorus performed at the conference which took place in Boston during Pride Week.