How does a song become a gay anthem? Like the LGBTQ community, our soundtrack is vast and diverse. There are disco classics featuring our favorite, big-voiced divas. There are the introspective slow jams that mirror our struggles with self-acceptance and social rejection. There are viral sensations that caught our attention, and underground tracks that some of us have yet to discover. While it's impossible to define exactly what makes a song "gay," this list definitely isn’t straight.
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