LA Weekly - In the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s, it didn’t take much for a song to become a gay anthem: Take a powerful diva, lyrics about struggle or heartbreak (or boys) and a relevant issue the community was dealing with, and voila, a club hit to sing loud and proud. At the start of the gay rights movement, the LGBTQ community had to adopt mainstream songs and make them our own, from straight, cisgender classics like “I Will Survive,” “Dancing Queen” and “It’s Raining Men” to LGBTQ-minded songs that most didn’t realize came from LGBTQ artists, like “In the Navy” by the Village People and “I Want to Break Free” by Queen.



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