This updates a previous post.
With mere days to go before the concert(s), the personal homepage of guest conductor Martin Seggelke now includes the words "Lesbian/Gay."
Previously it had referred to the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band as the "San Francisco Freedom Band."
This comes after more than a month of effort.
~Feb 1. I notice the discrepancy and notify Dr Seggelke through the "contact" facility on his website. No response.
A reasonable response might have been:
Thank you for pointing out the discrepancy. I have already corrected my website. I hope to see you at the concert.
Feb 5. I sent an email to band president Julie Williamson containing the same information. No Response.
Feb 6. I sent another email to Professor Seggelke, this time through his SFSU email account. No response.
~Feb 10. Sent "tip." To SFSU student newspaper. No response.
Feb 20. Emailed "letter to the editor" to Bay Area Reporter, which was published approximately one week later.
Mar 10. I post "A Little Closet Music."
Mar 11. Received an email from a BAR reader who is band member, saying that Seggelke is a good guy. This is the first communication on this issue I've received from anyone. We exchange emails.
Mar 14. I notice that Seggelke has corrected his website.
Today, March 15, is the first of two performances.
So, why were the words "Lesbian/Gay" omitted in the first place?
What caused the change to be made, finally?
I'll never know. They aren't talking to me.
I'm the bad guy.
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