Tom Robinson – Glad To Be Gay

This is one of the earliest videos of Tom Robinson’s gloomy portrait of gay life in Great Britain in the mid-70s.  First performed at London’s Gay Pride in 1976, it was eventually released on an EP in 1978, although it had already become a gay anthem.  It got into the pop charts, although BBC Radio 1 refused to play it.

The song is still fondly remembered by those who were part of the early years of the gay liberation movement in the UK, and Tom Robinson still performs it from time to time. There’s a web site devoted to the history and impact of the song.

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