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Best gay anthem: 'True Colors' or 'I Want to Break Free'?

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For the past several decades—women and LGBTQ pop music artists have openly declared their "true colors,” supported gay rights and empowered LGBTQ communities to be born their way. Enter the "Gay Anthem.” And there’s no better way to celebrate Pride Month than to honor the pop divas (women and queers included) in music who have influenced LGBTQ movements, and ultimately pick the greatest gay anthem of all time.

Queen's "I Want to Break Free" beat out Village People's "Y.M.C.A." And Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors" topped Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive" in the second round. Now it's Cyndi versus Queen.

Now, time to vote on your favorite anthem for pride in the third round.


Check out these notable lyrics to one of Cyndi's biggest anthems, "True Colors," per Genius.

🎶But I see your true colors
Shining throughI see your true colors
And that’s why I love you
So don’t be afraid to let them show
Your true colors
True colors are beautiful
Like a rainbow🎶

Watch Cyndi's colorful music video for the pop ballad below.


Below are some significant lyrics to one of Queen's many classics "I Want to Break Free," also thanks to Genius.

🎶I want to break freeI want to break free
I want to break free from your lies
You are so self satisfied I don't need you
I have got to break free
God knows, God knows I want to break free🎶

Check out the iconic '80s music video below.

Best gay anthem: 'True Colors' or 'I Want to Break Free'?
A festive crown for the winner