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LGBTQ+ Hits at the BBC

Join us for this celebration of pop’s greatest LGBTQ+ stars whose gender and sexuality are central to the story of their individual careers and the amazing songs they have created.

Join us for this celebration of pop’s greatest LGBTQ+ stars whose gender and sexuality are central to the story of their individual careers and the amazing songs they have created.

Our rainbow alliance of amazing artists includes George Michael, Boy George, Freddie Mercury, Beth Ditto, MNEK, Lil Nas X and Barry Manilow. Some pushed boundaries and challenged gender stereotypes from the very start, others only revealed their true selves after years of success and speculation – but all have played their part in changing the world of popular music and the sounds that we listen to and love.

59 minutes

Last on

Fri 1 Jul 2022 23:25

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:00

    George Michael

    Amazing

  • 00:10

    Janelle Monáe

    Dance Apocalyptic

  • 00:12

    Dana International

    Diva

  • 00:14

    Hazell Dean

    Searchin'

  • 00:37

    Skunk Anansie

    Weak

Credits

Role Contributor
Producer Shelley Talton
Series Producer Simon Goretzki

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