Doug Repetti – Hang With Me

Doug Repetti chose a cover of a song by Robyn as this late 2011 single release. Doug works in New York as – among other things – a singer-songwriter and performer.  As well as solo work, he’s been part of a number of bands, including Naked Highway.

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Sister Queen – Let Me Be A Drag Queen

The original 1995 version of the song, a fondly-remembered gay anthem which has been enjoying a renewed popularity in France as a result of some sharp remixes. The video features lead singer Tonya Loren before her surgery and full transition.

Jedward – Waterline

For the second year running, Jedward will be representing Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest, which remains a strangely gay event whatever else it may be.  Their song, Waterline, beat all other contenders in the 2012 search for a potentially-winning entry for Eire.

Despite endless rumours, Jedward’s management have made public statements that the twins are not gay or bisexual; the duo have nonetheless spoken about their respect for their gay fans, and frequently appear at gay events and venues.

Ezra Axelrod – American Motel

Ezra Axelrod grew up in Oregon, but has spent a lot of time in Colombia and now lives in London, England.This song is the title track of his album American Motel, and is featured in his one-man show Songs from an American Motel.

I recorded half of this album in Columbia so I spent two months with loads of straight, very macho men, and every second of every day was just them talking about women and their titties. And I was like – gay men are still men and they talk like that about other men sometimes. But all of a sudden as soon as straight people are around we stop. So my view was different and I thought that if you guys are going to talk like that, well I am too. (interviewed in So So Gay)