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The 25 Great Gay Moments In Music History, According To Billboard

In honor of LGBT Pride Month, Billboard Magazine has decided to take us on a trip down memory lane, complete with a disco-ball shining soundtrack. Billboard's retrospective includes unforgettable moments like Madonna marrying dozens of same-sex couples with help from Macklemore, Ryan Lewis and Mary Lambert, Jill Sobule kissing a girl, GLEE, Gaga, Chely Wright, Frank Music and much much more. 

Head to Billboard for the multi-media curated piece (but the full list is also available below).

1.​ ​Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Serenade 33 Gay & Straight Weddings at the Grammys with 'Same Love'

2.​ ​Frank Ocean Opens Up About Sexuality

3. ​ ​Adam Lambert Glams Up "Idol," Debuts at No. 1

4.​ ​Ricky Martin Reveals All in 'Me'

5. ​​Against Me! Singer Comes Out as Transgender

6. Jay-Z and Obama Support Same-Sex Marriage

7. 'Glee' Puts Gay Teens on Primetime

8. Country's Chely Wright: Out, Married, and a Mom

9. Rob Halford Makes Metal History

10. Fun. Establishes The Ally Coalition

11. Sylvester Dons a Dress, Feels Mighty Real

12. Lady Gaga Fights for Gay Rights

13. Enrique Iglesias Embraces "G-A-Y" Fans

14. Lance Bass Gets in Sync With His Sexuality

15. Elton & David Tie the Knot, Welcome Sons

16. Melissa Etheridge Says "Yes I Am"

17. Rapper Lil B Goes "Gay"

18. Madonna Makes Vogueing Mainstream, Battles Boy Scouts

19. Synth-Pop Gets Political

20. ​​ Mana Supports Marriage Equality

21. Stars Pay Tribute to Freddie Mercury

22. Rufus Wainwright, Friend of Dorothy

23. Jill Sobule Kisses a Girl

24. Tom Robinson is 'Glad to Be Gay'

25. Christian Chavez Fights for 'Libertad'

Did Billboard get it right? Miss any huge gay music moments? Sound off in the comments!

Comments

Seriously?! Ofcourse "Lady Gaga Fights for Gay Rights" ... Isn't that what Madonna has been doing for decades?! Copycat at number 12. Congratulations Billboard ...

Seriously?! Ofcourse "Lady Gaga Fights for Gay Rights" ... Isn't that what Madonna has been doing for decades?! Copycat at number 12. Congratulations Billboard ...

except gaga has actually gone out and marched and protested and other things. what has madonna actually DONE for the gay community except pander to them? Janet, JLO, Cyndi, Cher, Barbara, etc  have played at pride events, and honored gays but i dont know of one example of anything madonna has physically actually done to support the cause except say she is for gay rights. and thank god she did, because she'd have no career at all anymore if they gays werent on her side.

Are you serious, Billboard?  Not one mention of Cyndi Lauper, who arguably was the first visible outspoken musical act for GLBT rights.

That's a big miss! She's not only outspoken, she backs it up! The True Colors Fund was started by Cyndi, plus the LGBT shelter acts as a permanent residence for teens who have nowhere else to go. Big miss, Billboard.

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