When Lady Gaga’s Born This Way song came out, it was globally taken as an anthem for LGBT folks (not by all of us, of course, and there are a lot of reservations to the “Born This Way” motto that persists). It was obviously written, and its music video produced, with that in mind.
There are a lot of songs throughout history that played that part, and some of them aren’t really that obviously written bearing queer people in mind. It’s interesting, though, to listen to those songs and understand the role they played, for some particular generation, in helping them make their statement.
What do you think is the most significant queer anthem that is? How do you feel about electing a song to represent the queer community? Do you hold any particular song or artist as a personal anthem or iconic figure?
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