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Subject: what are your favorite LGBTQ songs?
Date Posted: 3/28/2010 5:35 PM ET
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Just curious if there's any good LGBTQ love songs or gay pride songs that I'm missing out on.  My faves are:

One Man Guy- Rufus Wainwright

F*ck You- Lily Allen

Androgyny- Garbage

Love Etc.- Pet Shop Boys

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Date Posted: 4/24/2010 3:43 AM ET
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Black is the Colour - Cara Dillon

Date Posted: 4/30/2010 12:08 PM ET
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Dying Day - Brandi Carlile

Date Posted: 5/3/2010 2:30 AM ET
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Drive by Melissa Ferrick

She by Jen Foster

All The Things She Said by t.A.T.u.

Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover by Sophie B. Hawkins

In or Out by Ani DiFranco

Date Posted: 5/3/2010 2:08 PM ET
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Drive is a great one, Mary!

Date Posted: 5/6/2010 2:55 PM ET
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Come to My Window - Melissa Etheridge

The Weakness in Me - Melissa Etheridge

Constant Craving - KD Lang

Singing For Our Lives - Holly Near

The Promise - Tracy Chapman


Drive IS a good one!



Date Posted: 5/6/2010 5:17 PM ET
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"Housewife" by Jan Brannon

I love about all of Bitch and Animal's songs (many are really funny and irreverent, like "Best Cock on the Block" and "Drag King Bar")

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Date Posted: 5/11/2010 7:12 PM ET
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I always considered "Secretly" by Jimmie Rodgers to be about gay love. (Probably wasn't, though.)

Ariel -
Date Posted: 4/13/2011 11:25 PM ET
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Everything by Melissa Etheridge. That's not the name of a song. I mean literally everyting.

"It's Okay To Be Gay" by Tomboy is an awesome one. I remember hearing it on my first trip to a gay club.

"Alright" by Kinnie Starr. ALthough not obviously about LGBTQ issues, it contains a strong lesbian subtext.

"Strangers Like Me" by Phil Collins is an interesting song. If you listen to it from the viewpoint of a woman, gay themes are very apparent. I was planning on doing a cover of it myself, actually.

"The Origin of Love" by Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

Date Posted: 4/15/2011 12:08 AM ET
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At Seventeen by Janis Ian

Another Girl, Another Planet by The Only Ones

Lola by The Raincoats

Date Posted: 4/16/2011 12:04 AM ET
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Subject: HEDWIG
Date Posted: 5/22/2012 4:26 PM ET
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The whole show of Hedwig and the Angry Inch is phenomenally great.  There's a movie of it and also a documentary called Follow My Voice (a line from one of the songs) about a gay school in New York and the compilation disk that was done of the music from the show as a benefit for the school.  The documentary is great and it's on Netflix Instant Viewing.  The show is really great.  it's a rock opera about a singer who is the survivor of a botched sex change operation (hence the angry inch).  The show and the music are both really great.  The compilation of covers from it is called Wig in a Box.  It has Rufus Wainwright, They Might Be Giants,  Bob Mould, Frank Black, the Breeders, Yoko Ono, Polyphonic Spree, and a lot of other great ones.