Being a classical fan, it was also great to find out Schubert & Tch. were gay too.[/QUOTE]
Well, while we're going there let's add Handel, and my personal fave, Ravel. And Copland, Bernstein, Samuel Barber, Menotti. . .probably lots of others I'm forgetting.
Edna St Vincent Millay was a chick, by the way.
Meanwhile, yes, I was aware that peace groups and such were also on FBI lists. It tends to freak me out every time I hear of another one of these spying things, as if peaceful social justice groups are somehow akin to terrorist cells. How awful! It really scared me to think that the FBI might have my name somewhere because of the groups I belong to, and because I've been at a couple of rallies in the recent past.
Thanks for your responses though. I AM calmer now.