There has always been a connection between being gay and the theatre. Why this is and why there isn’t the same connection with, say, gays and sport or gays and rock-climbing I’m not sure. There just isn’t.
Go to a Toronto theatre though, and you’ll see lots of gay couples out for an evening. Go to the opera – as I occasionally do, because my tastes are all over the map – and you’ll see even more. We love our shows, out show tunes, our divas, whatever flavour they come in.