Recent years have seen some very positive developments for the LGBTQ community. Gay marriage and adoption laws have been passed all around the world, and attitudes towards sexuality have finally started to move in a better direction than ever before.
There’s still plenty of progress to be made, but things are looking brighter for LGBTQ people of the present and future, and several incredible songs that have come out over the last few decades have served as an inspiration to the community time and time again.
YMCA by Village People
Released in November of 1978 and performed by iconic disco group Village People, YMCA has become one of the most popular LGBTQ anthems of all time. It’s one of those instantly recognizable songs, with the classic dance moves and amusing outfits of the band being well-known all over the globe.
Village People had already established themselves in gay clubs, but this song catapulted the group into the stardom and sold millions of copies worldwide, reaching #1 in the UK and containing several references to non-hetero sexuality.