For generations of gay men “going to tea” is what we did on Sunday; what we looked forward to; where we created Community. It was the social event of the week, a relaxing, joyful afternoon socializing with friends, and dancing to the most luscious and lovely music on Earth.
Millennials can’t begin to understand that social doesn’t need media. Gay men have always grown up being social and meeting face to face; and it’s wonderful, especially when there is beautiful music playing. Whether, the music is the soundtrack to conversations or the vibe on the dance floor, the classic sounds of the Gay Tea Dance are a long, proud and joyous part of our Community.
Our friends at Back2stonewall.com have a fascinating article by Will Kohler, “The Very Gay History of the Almost Lost Tradition of the Sunday Tea Dance.” Read it HERE while enjoying these Tea Dance Classics.
Previous posts from theOUTfront series “Sounds of Pride –The Music of Community, Love, and Equality”