December 2001
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The Choral Majority

Playlist:      (airdate 12/24/01)
Gay Liberation Quire (of Sydney, Australia)-    hark the herald fairies shout (1981)
Gay Liberation Quire-god help you merry    dykes and poofs
Interview: Larry Wisch of Choral Majority
Choral Majority - old closet door / we three    queers / it came upon a midnight clear
Tony Espinosa - christmas in the castro (1997)
Sid Spencer - it's christmas time in texas ('94)
Happy Charles - it came upon a midnight    clear  (2001)
Melissa Etheridge & Andy Bell-
   winter wonderland / sleigh ride (1993)
Melissa Etheridge - santa claus is coming to    town (1993)
Melissa Etheridge & Andy Bell - have yourself    a merry little christmas
Martin Swinger Interview clip (2001)
Martin Swinger - christmas blues (1998)
Mark Islam - it just don't seem like christmas    without you (1995)
Two Ronnies - boys in the ballet (1978)
Klaus Nomi - silent night (1979)
Bob Rivers - walkin' round in women's    underwear (1993)
Vandals - my first christmas as a woman (2000)
Venus Envy - i'll be a homo for christmas ('95)
Rufus Wainwright - what are you doing new    year's eve (1998)
RuPaul - rupaul the red-nosed drag queen (1997)

this show's script...

"The Gay Liberation Quire Goes Down On Vinyl"
cover of the tape "The Choral Majority's Greatest Hits"
Tony Espinosa's "Christmas In The Castro"

The Choral Majority, with its
members Larry Wisch, Leslie
Hassberg, Barbara Brautigam,
and Tim Curbo, challenged
listeners with political
activism, to the tune of a
church choir, in San Francisco,
from 1981 through 1984.


Larry Wisch & Leslie Hassberg
Sid Spencer's "Family Ties" CD, 1994
Happy Charles
Mark Islam's 1995 tape "The Caloused Heart Collection"
"Scrapbook" by Martin Swinger
Klaus Nomi's "Simple Man" CD
Mark Islam
Martin Swinger
Bob Rivers & Twisted Radio--"I Am Santa Claus"
"Oi To The World" by the Vandals
Rufus Wainwright
Melissa Etheridge
The Vandals are probably just a bunch of straight boys, but they had fun with their Christmas song.
One Magazine, December 1954

Melissa Etheridge and Andy Bell (of Erasure) hosted a UK TV show in 1993 called "Camp Christmas," from which their songs for this show were taken.

The Vandals


Andy Bell of Erasure

Venus Envy

Venus Envy is (cw from top) Linda Schierman, Lisa Koch, Laura Love, and Linda Severt
RuPaul, out of drag
"I'll Be A Homo For Christmas," Venus Envy's 1995 classic
Okay, so the above has nothing to do with music, but I thought it was neat. It's the cover of "One, The Homosexual Magazine" from December of 1954, and was issued by the Mattachine Society, one of the first gay organizations in the United States. This is from their second year of publication.
RuPaul's "Ho Ho Ho" from 1997
gay socks

(added 2/08)

I found this really cool flyer for a 1983 performance by the Choral Majority, and also Elliot Pilshaw and Lorin Sklamberg