February 14, 2021

Widgeon Airwaves

It's a Sin - LGBT Special

Various Genres

Christopher Street Liberation Day, the first Gay Pride march, in New York City on 28 June 1970. Photograph: Fred W McDarrah/Getty

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This is a musical documentary. It is not a usual playlist of LGBT+ artists however. Many of these artists may not be recognised as non-heterosexual. Many had to hide their sexuality through fear of persecution and often, violence. Many also battled with their own demons. This is a tribute to all those remarkable musicians who have struggled with their sexuality and homophobic attitudes they've had to tolerate and unfortunately continue to do so. It's remarkable that Stonewall riots happened in June/July back in '69. It's now the 20's and this couldn't be more appropriate time to celebrate difference, equality, love and understanding - onwards and upwards.


1 No Politics - Quentin Harris
2 Why Can't We Live Together - Timmy Thomas*
3 Stand Up For Your Rights - International Gay Society
4 Rocking Chair - Labi Siffre
5 Outa-Space - Billy Preston
6 Any Other Way - Jackie Shane
7 The Rill Thing - Little Richard
8 Why Don't You Do Right - Mark Murphy
9 Son of. a Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
10 I Been Down - Sylvester
11 Stacked Deck - Billy Wright
12 Cry Me A River - Lesley Gore
13 At SeventeenvJanis Ian
14 Bennie and the Jets - Elton John
15 Vibrafinger - Gary Burton
16 Shadow of Your Smile - Labi Siffre
17 Skindo Le Le - Alive!*
18 Melancholy Serenade - The Bob Crewe Generation
19 Sweet Soul Music - Arthur Conley
20 Sound and Vision - David Bowie
21 Glad to be GAY - Tom Robinson
22 Love Never Felt So Good - Johnny Mathis

*LGBTQ+ friendly