Celebrating LGBTQ History Month: June 16, Jimmy Somerville

16 Jun

Today I would like to honor and pay tribute to Jimmy Somerville.  Somerville is best known as the Scottish lead singer of the Bronski Beat.  Even I, hardly an expert on 80s music, know their huge hit, Small Town Boy.  The openly gay Somerville deserves to be celebrated for his music that addressed the feelings and struggles of gay youth–unheard of in the 1980s and even today, very uncommon.  Somerville’s music and activism for equality certainly earn him a place of honor on TSM.  Here is a link to the video ofSmall Town Boy–very powerful!  Click here to learn more about Jimmy Somerville.

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