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The Triumphant Queer Legacy of Gloria Gaynor’s ‘I Will Survive’

While she didn’t intend for the song to be an LGBTQ anthem, its lyrics were an inspiration amid the AIDS crisis and homophobia

Gloria Gaynor, London, 1975. Photo: Michael Putland/Getty Images

AA piano chord forcefully kickstarts the song, followed by quick scales, low to high, high to low. Gloria…



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