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  1. chaski

    chaski Moderator
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    Mar 20, 2000
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    I learn something new every day.
    I only knew it was the 1979 Pirates theme.
     
  2. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    United States
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
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    United States
    Every 1978/79 disco song is a classic gay anthem.
     
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  3. Sounders78

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    Apr 20, 2009
    Olympia
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    Seattle Sounders
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    France
    Well, not every one! I mean, I've never heard Disco Duck in a gay bar! (but that was 1976)
     
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  4. soccernutter

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    Tottenham Hotspur
    Aug 22, 2001
    Near the mountains.
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    I didn't know that, but it is not a surprise. The gay community at Disney World (Orlando) identifies as "family." Though, I think it has more to do with the parks being family friendly, and the gay community being a family.
     
  5. MarioKempes

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    Real Madrid, DC United, anywhere Pulisic plays
    Aug 3, 2000
    Proxima Centauri
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    Real Madrid
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    The best English player of all time is, for me, Alan Shearer. The best England player (note the difference) of all time is, for me, Harry Kane.
     
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  6. Sounders78

    Sounders78 Member+

    Apr 20, 2009
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    This post provides an explanation


    When I think of gay anthems two things stand out to me: 1) they're mostly sung by women and 2) they're mostly sung by blacks. Both make sense in that women and blacks, and most especially black women, have to constantly overcome adversity and they often sing songs that deal with that; gays relate to such songs.
     
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  7. Auriaprottu

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    Atlanta Damn United
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
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    Atlanta
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    --other--
    I was cheering for the Orioles that Series, but I don't remember why.
     
  8. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    Is this a gay classic by now?

    im-too-sexy.gif
     
  9. Sounders78

    Sounders78 Member+

    Apr 20, 2009
    Olympia
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    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    France

    I don't think so - no more or less than in straight bars. I mean, while I don't agree with the placement of songs on this list, it doesn't crack the top 65 gay anthems according to Billboard (not that they are the experts, for the record). ("We are Family" comes in at #53)
     
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  10. Paul Berry

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    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
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    I can't believe Smalltown Boy is only at #33. I feel gay when I watch that video. Also I think the Communards version of Don't Leave Me This Way if the better anthem than Thelma Houston's version. And what about Gene Pitney's coming out version of Something's Gotta Hold of My Heart with Marc Almond?

    You can tell I'm a British 80s guy.
     
  11. song219

    song219 BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 5, 2004
    La Norte
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    Vanuatu
    I was a budding Orioles fan then. I disliked that song for years.
     
  12. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
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    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
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    United States
     
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  13. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    That's their intent, innit? :cautious: :D
     
  14. Sounders78

    Sounders78 Member+

    Apr 20, 2009
    Olympia
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    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    France

    Never forget, it's as contagious and dangerous as smallpox according to the "educational" video "Boys Beware"! (Go to 3.51-4.05 in the video)
     
  15. argentine soccer fan

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    Jan 18, 2001
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Club:
    CA Boca Juniors
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    Argentina
    What about "It's raining men"? But, that one is not that old, I don't think. It wasn't around back when my brother was alive.
     
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  16. argentine soccer fan

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    Jan 18, 2001
    San Francisco Bay Area
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    CA Boca Juniors
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    And on the subject of gay anthems, I give you Puerto Pollensa, by Sandra Mihanovich.

    This was a song that became popular during the times of the Junta dictatorship in Argentina, and also secretly became a sort of iconic gay/lesbian culture anthem in Argentina at a time when it was very dangerous to be a part of the gay/lesbian community.

    It's about a secret, forbiden love, that eventually is fulfilled, and it ends with a line that's very telling for those who understand the meaning.

    Y sin dormir nos fuimos a la playa
    Y nos besamos descaradamente
    Alucinando al gordito de fajas
    Que fue corriendo a cambiarse los lentes

    Translation:

    And without sleeping we went to the beach
    And we kissed each other shamelessly
    Freaking out the chubby little man with glasses
    Who went running to change his lenses.

     
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  17. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    Not on list but maybe top 100?

     
  18. roby

    roby Member+

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    Feb 27, 2005
    So Cal
    Did they all die together? :ninja:
     
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  19. Sounders78

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    Carlton Pearson

    I first heard of him when he was associated with Christian singer Carmen. He was a pastor of a megachurch in Oklahoma but ended up seeing the light and decided that the Christian god doesn't actually hate gays and that Hell isn't real. Not surprisingly, he was branded a heretic and shunned by evangelical pastors.
     
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  20. Paul Berry

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    Apr 18, 2015
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    El Tel.

    Former England manager and personality Terry Venables, aged 80.
     
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  21. charlie15

    charlie15 Member+

    Mar 9, 2000
    Bethesda, Md
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    Arsenal FC
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    United States
    Bidens, Clintons arrive at church ahead of Rosalynn Carter tribute service

    Reporters traveling with Joe Biden say the president and first lady have arrived at Glenn Memorial church in Atlanta ahead of the tribute service for Rosalynn Carter.

    Traveling with them are a number of current and former elected officials, including Bill and Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, and Georgia’s two Democratic senators, Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock. Jimmy Carter is also expected to attend, though is not reported to be traveling with the president, as is former first lady Melania Trump.

    As guests are filing in, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is running through some of Rosalynn Carter’s favorite songs, including compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach.
     
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  22. charlie15

    charlie15 Member+

    Mar 9, 2000
    Bethesda, Md
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    Arsenal FC
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    United States
    Man....Michelle O is sitting next to Melania.....Oh boy......
     
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  23. Auriaprottu

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    Atlanta Damn United
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
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    Atlanta
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    --other--
    Intellect and smooth skin next to be best crow's feet

    Why is Melania even there? Her redneck hubby decided to sit it out. This protocol shit needs to be stopped so we can properly reflect the party gap, and America's war between good and evil.
     
  24. charlie15

    charlie15 Member+

    Mar 9, 2000
    Bethesda, Md
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Some beautiful tributes to Rosalyn Carter.....Jason Carter her grand son's speech was amazing. He said that Senator Raphael Warnock told him "First Lady Rosalynn Carter doesn't need an eulogy, her entire life is a sermon"....
     
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  25. KCFutbol

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    Jun 14, 2001
    Overland Park, KS
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    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The antithesis of Melania Trump.
     

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