Though straight -- and now married -- Clarkson accepted the rumors as a compliment. She walked away with the award for best female pop vocal performance. In major cities across the nation the 'day' soon grew to encompass a month-long series of events.
The singer-songwriter revealed she wrote this catchy ode to courage as a love letter to a friend who was struggling to come out as an adult. Our newsletter hand-delivers its best bits to your inbox. Looking for more great music? There are the introspective slow jams that mirror our struggles with self-acceptance and social rejection.
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Dating back to at least World War II -- when homosexual acts were illegal -- the term "friend of Dorothy" was underground slang for a gay man. Browse Music festivals View all. Get us in your inbox Sign up to our newsletter for the latest and greatest from your city and beyond.
Michael was destroying his past, writing over it, melting it away with acid house. Thanks for subscribing! The redundancy was the point.
With a mix of the classics and some new hits, these 25 songs should serve as a good selection to get your own playlist started. She wrote the song because she wanted a love song that spoke to her experience as a gay woman. Your Gay Pride Playlist. The Village People were never a mere novelty act or one-hit wonder.
Listening to it feels like saluting the rainbow flag.