In honor of gay pride weekend, I’m celebrating with by making some YouTube mixtapes featuring some of my favorite big gay songs. Today’s edition pays homage to the divas!
No gay mixtape would be complete without a little Barbra Streisand. Not only is she a gay icon but her own son is gay too! Go, Babs.
And speaking of gay icons. One word: CHER. ‘Nuff Said.
Donna Summer may have had a complicated relationship with the LGBT community but by the end of her life, it had healed and all we were left with was her incredible legacy of some of the best dance music ever.
Ladies and gentlemen, Grace Jones. You’re welcome!
When it comes to my happy place music, nobody fits the bill like Kylie Minogue.
Cyndi Lauper was my first gay diva as She’s So Unusual was the first record I ever bought with my own money. Here’s a vintage track from that record along with a booty shaker from her tragically underrated Take Ya to the Brink. I even saw Cyndi perform at West Hollywood Gay Pride back 2003.
To wrap it up, here’s Madonna at the peak of her powers having a holiday. Hope you do the same!