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Stonewall Nation and the Search for the First Gay Anthem

June 29, 2020

Who do you think of when you hear the term "Gay Anthem"? Lady Gaga, Gloria Gaynor, Cher, The Village People perhaps? Those would all be reasonable suggestions, but we won't be discussing any of those folks on this episode. (Well, Gloria Gaynor pops in here and there, briefly.) Instead, we'll be looking at one of the most important events in gay rights history and how it inspired one of the earliest gay anthems. But is it really the earliest gay anthem? Spoiler alert... It isn't, not by a long shot my friends.

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