Music's greatest gay icon: Cher or Lady Gaga? | The Tylt
Music's greatest gay icon: Cher or Lady Gaga?
For the past several decades—LGBTQ and women music artists have openly declared their "true colors,” supported gay rights, empowered LGBTQ communities, and gave the gurls some of the most iconic gay anthems of all time. There is no better way to celebrate Pride Month than to honor the popular music artists who have influenced LGBTQ movements by ultimately picking which of them is the greatest gay music icon of all time.
For our final round, it's Cher versus Lady Gaga. Who's the greatest gay icon?
"Believe" is one of Cher's biggest hits. The dance hit marked only one of her many mega grand returns as the Goddess of Pop. With "Believe," Cher once again redefined herself not only as an artist but as a gay icon.
Cher is one of the most beloved pop queens in drag culture. "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars" winner Chad Michaels has modeled her career as Cher's doppelgänger with a laser-accurate impersonation.
Below are some significant lyrics to "Believe," per Genius.
🎶Do you believe in life after love?I can feel something inside me say. I really don't think you're strong enough, no. Do you believe in life after love? I can feel something inside me say. I really don't think you're strong enough, no. 🎶
Gaga has been a huge ally to the LGBTQ community, which makes up a significant portion of her Little Monster fandom. While hits like "Poker Face" are revered as gay anthems, her ultimate ode to her gay fans is "Born This Way."
Below are the most notable lyrics from Mama Monster's "Born This Way," per Genius.
🎶No matter gay, straight or bi. Lesbian, transgendered life. I'm on the right track, baby. I was born to survive. No matter black, white or beige. Chola or orient made. I'm on the right track, baby. I was born to be brave!🎶