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Amy Lame takes a look at the songs of LGBT+ Liberation and the tunes that drove the movement forward.

She'll also be chatting to journalist and author Martin Aston about his recent book Breaking Down the Walls of Heartache: How Music Came Out.

As part of 6 Music's Loud and Proud Season.

2 hours

Music Played

  • The Smiths

    What Difference Does It Make?

    • The Sound Of The Smiths.
    • Rhino.
    • 3.
  • Diana Ross

    I'm Coming Out

    • Diana Ross & The Supremes - 40 Motown.
    • Polygram Tv.
  • Wayne County & The Electric Chairs

    Man Enough To Be A Woman

    • Attic.
  • Christine Jorgensen

    I Enjoy Being A Girl

    • AEI Records.
  • Jobriath


    • Elektra.
  • Soft Cell


    • The Singles.
    • Some Bizarre.
  • Love Is A Drag

    My Man (feat. Gene Howard)

    • For Adult Listeners Only.
    • Modern Harmonic.
  • Bikini Kill

    Rebel Girl

  • Jackie Shane

    Any Other Way

    • Sue Records.
  • Byrd E. Bath & The Gentlemen

    Homer The Happy Little Homo

  • Fred Barnes

    Black Sheep Of The Family [1907]

  • Elton Motello

    Jet Boy Jet Girl

  • Dusty Springfield

    Beautiful Soul

  • Valentino

    I Was Born This Way

    • Jobete.
  • Janis Ian

    At Seventeen

    • (Single).
    • CBS.
  • Lavender Country

    Back In The Closet Again

    • Lavender Country.
    • Paradise of Bachelors.
  • Sylvester

    You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)

    • Fantasy.
  • Thelma Houston

    Don't Leave Me This Way

  • Billy Strayhorn

    Lush Life

    • Red Baron.
  • David Bowie

    Queen Bitch

    • EMI.
  • Rufus Wainwright

    Over The Rainbow (feat. Kate McGarrigle)

  • Sue Fink

    Leaping Lesbians

    • Lesbian Concentrate: A Lesbianthology Of Songs And Poems.
    • Olivia Records.
  • Merrit Brunies and his Friars Inn Orchestra

    Masculine Women Feminine Men

    • Can't Help Lovin' That Man.
    • Columbia/Legacy.
    • 2.
  • Bronski Beat

    Smalltown Boy

    • Permier.
  • Erasure

    A Little Respect

    • Erasure - Pop!.
    • Mute Records.
  • Alix Dobkin

    View From Gay Head (feat. Kay Gardner, Lavender Jane Loves Women & Kay Gardner & Lavender Jane)

    • Women's Wax Works.


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