A cisgender, heterosexual gaze is prevalent in Western art music. It is ingrained in our academia, and almost unquestioningly accepted in composition, performance, and listening practices. It extends into other arts and academic disciplines, and into all areas of life (this last point should, hopefully, surprise no-one). Sadly, even when the topic of ‘queerness’ is […]

The cisgender, heterosexual gaze is prevalent in academics. It’s prevalent in everyday life: from casual conversation, to journalism, to amateur and expert commentary. This is undoubtedly influenced by proportion in the population (most people, perhaps even queer people, will not look at situation with a queer gaze, even when it is obvious or necessitated), but […]