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Gay Anthems Timeline

Gay Anthems "I Was Born this Way" (1975) Lyrics & Music: Chris Spierer & Bunny Jones Originally performed by: Valentino "Fuck You" (2009) Lyrics & Music: Lily Allen & Greg Kurstin Originally performed by: Lily Allen Timeline "Сотe to Lyrics & Music: Melissa Etheridge & Hugh my Window" (1994) "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)" (1978) Lyrics & Music: Sylvester, J. Wirrick & H. Fuqua Originally performed by: Sylvester "True Colors" (1986) Lyrics & Music: T. Kelly, B. Streinbert, et. al. Originally performed by: Cyndi Lauper "Same Love" (2012) Lyrics & Music: Macklemore, Ryan Lewis & Mary Lambert Originally performed by: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Mary Lambert Padgham Originally performed by: Melissa Etheridge "Das Lila Lied" (The Lavender Song) (1920) Lyrics & Music: Kurt Schwabach & Mischa Spoliansky "Somewhere (there's a place for us)" (1957) From West Side Story Lyrics & Music: Stephen Sondheim & Leonard Bernstein Originally performed by: Larry Kert & Carol Lawrence "I Am What I Am" (1983) From La Cage aux Folles Lyrics & Music: Jerry Herman Originally performed by: George Hearn "Supermodel (You Better Work)" "Fucking Perfect" (2010) "Beautiful" (2002) Lyrics & Music: Pink, M. Martin, Shellback (1992) Lyrics & Music: RuPaul, J. Harry, et. al. Originally performed by: RuPaul Lyrics & Music: Linda Perry Originally performed by: Christina Aguilera Originally performed by: Pink 1920's 1930's 1940's 1950's 1960's 1970's 1980's 1990's 2000's 2010's A "gay anthem" is a song embraced by the LGBT community as a hymn for one or several reasons. "I Want to Break Free" (1984) Lyrics & Music: Queen & Reinhold Mack Originally performed by: Queen "Born This Way" (2011) Lyrics & Music: Lady Gaga, J. Larsen, et, al Originally performed by: Lady Gaga "УМСА" (1978) Lyrics & Music: J. Morali, H. Velolo & V. Willis "Don't Rain on My Parade" (1964) From Funny Girl Lyrics & Music: Bob Merril & Jule Styne Originally performed by: Barbra Streisand Originally performed by: The Village People "Over the Rainbow" (1939) From The Wizard of Oz "Defying Gravity" (2003) Gay anthems usually have a message of hope, Lyrics & Music: Yip Harburg & Harold Arlen self-esteem, individuality, unity, pride, and defiance; that LGBT people can easily relate to, and find comfort and empower- ment in times of need. From Wicked Lyrics & Music: Stephen Schwartz Originally performed by: Idina Menzel & "I'm Coming Out" (1981) Lyrics & Music: Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers Originally performed by: Diana Ross Originally performed by: Judy Garland Kristin Chenoweth "I Will Survive" (1978) Lyrics & Music: Freddie Perren & Dino Fekaris "Go West" (1993) Lyrics & Music: J. Morali, H. Velolo & V. Willis Originally performed by: The Village People (1979) Covered by The Pet Shop Boys in 1993 "Brave" (2013) Lyrics & Music: Sara Bareiles & Jack Antonoff Originally performed by: Sara Bareiles Originally performed by: Gloria Gaynor "I Kissed a Girl" (1995) Lyrics & Music: J. Sobule, R. Eaton, & B. Jones Originally performed by: Jill Sobule "Firework" (2010) Lyrics & Music: K. Perry, Stargate, et. al. Originally performed by: Katy Perry

Gay Anthems Timeline

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Visual timeline of some of the greatest LGBT anthems of the past century.

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