QMH Scripts for both xmas shows...

Script for December 2002:

Go Go Boys - out in the bleak midwinter (2001)

Hi, I'm JD Doyle and welcome to Part 1 of my Queer Christmas Special. That's right, this is only the first part. My show Queer Music Heritage is usually heard only on the 4th Monday of the month, but this year I'm doing two Christmas shows. You see, I collect queer Christmas music all year, and this year I realized that I had so much new and interesting music that I could easily do two shows, and the producers of Queer Voices, Jack, Jone and Glen, generously allowed me this extra hour, so, here goes.

The song that introduced the show was done by a group called the GoGo Boys, and they are kind of a mysterious group. They first surfaced in 1996 with an album called "Gay Apparel X-Mas Songs. According to the liner notes the singing was done by seven different vocalists, who mostly took turns on the different songs. In the album title they spelled Christmas with an X, which may have been because they took Christmas tunes we know and gave them new lyrics, most of which were x-rated. Almost none can be played on the radio. There was no website for the group, no photos of the members on the CD jacket, and generally it seemed like this was one of those one-shot efforts, quickly put together, never to be heard from again. So, last year I was quite surprised when a new album came out, called "The Go Go Boys Go Homo For The Holidays."

This album has only three vocalists, none of whom were on the first release, and the material is much more radio friendly, and in addition to the parodies, it contains several original songs, written and sung by one of the "quote" Go Go Boys, Jim Kozak, who also wrote all the parody lyrics. He sang the opening song, called "Out In The Bleak Midwinter." Here's another original by him, called "A Noel Noel"

Go Go Boys - a noel noel (2001)
Kip Addotta - I saw daddy kissing santa claus (1986)

Following the Go Go Boys was Kip Addotta, singing "I saw daddy kissing santa claus," from 1986. That was a teaser song, because through most of it, it appeared to be a gay song. But it wasn't, and when I look at the list of gay & lesbian related Christmas songs in my collection, I've realized that there were only a handful of real gay releases prior to the 90s.

One of the exceptions was by a singer from Atlanta, Jan Barlow, who in 1986 released a very rare six-song cassette of Christmas parodies. Here she is singing "dyke the halls" and "jerry falwell's coming to town."

Jan Barlow - dyke the halls (1986)
Jan Barlow - jerry falwell's coming to town (1986)

Okay, so Jan Barlow wasn't the best singer, but I give her credit for being the first solo artist to attack Christmas music with a gay and lesbian slant. There were a couple of chorus groups that released lyrically gay holiday songs in the early 80s, but Barlow, in 1986, was the earliest solo artist to do so.

This next act was probably the earliest to do gay parodies of classical music, when they released in 1993 an album called "Opera For The Masses." They are Barb Glenn and Susan Nivert and call themselves the Derivative Duo. Their follow-up album, "Mutiny At The Matinee," came out in 1996 and contains a song where they take on the nutcracker suite with one called "Christmas Quandary."

Derivative Duo - christmas quandary (1996)
Robert K. Wolf - cross dressing for christmas (2001)

Following the Derivative Duo was a catchy little song from last year by Robert K. Wolf, logically called "Cross Dressing For Christmas." He released that on an album from the website mp3.com, where many new artists these days get their start.

Spotlight on Richard Foltz:

Next up are several songs from one of my favorite Christmas albums. Long time listeners of Queer Music Heritage have heard me talk many times about an organization I belong to called Outmusic. It is comprised of gay & lesbian artists and people supportive of their music. In 1996 a group of these artists in New York City got together and recorded songs for a compilation album, and I can't think of an album that contains as much sheer talent. Before I tell you more, let's hear two tracks from it. The first is by Patrick Arena, and Dan Martin sings the second.

Patrick Arena - christmas is the time (1996)
Dan Martin - christmastime (1996)

That was Patrick Arena singing "Christmas Is The Time" and after him Dan Martin sang "Christmastime." Those are two of the 13 wonderful songs written by Richard Foltz, and accordingly the album is called "Richard Foltz, A Songwriter's Christmas." I am blessed in that my own connections with the organization Outmusic has enabled me to meet and become friends with many of the artists. So I was pleased last spring to meet and interview Richard Foltz, and I got these comments about the making of this album.

Richard Foltz interview (June 2002)
Well, coming to Outmusic, discovering Outmusic was like so important to me, and it was the first time that I had really associated with any musicians and other songwriters, and, as I got to know people and people got to know my work, and everybody encouraged me to record some of the Christmas songs, since I had been writing them every year since like 1970, and just sending them out as a Christmas card to my friends. And so when I figured out to do the album, to go out on the limb to do that, I had never done any recording or anything, so of course these are the people that I wanted to be on the album, the other folks from Outmusic who had been so generous to me. It just seemed like the perfect time to do it, and the hardest thing..well, I kind of copped out because you know there's a lot of songs to choose from, so I just gave the songs to the different producers that I chose, or who agreed to work with me, and let them decide which songs interested them, and which ones they would like to work with. So it was about trust, and being with people that I trusted and admired and revered and loved, and for me it was an incredible experience.

How did you pick the producers and songs for the album?
Well the first person I approached was Tom McCormack and I had a tape, a rough tape, of all the songs and I just gave it to them and let them pick the songs that interested them and that they liked, so then I approached Dan (Martin), and Dan was very busy at that time, but he agreed to do quite a few songs, and then Zenobia came to mind, and I wanted to have a woman as a producer, too, I thought it would be a great thing, and I loved her work, and so, those are the three producers of the album.

He mentioned one of the producers named Dan. That was Dan Martin, who we heard earlier. Grant King is another of the artists who graced the album. I played Grant's song on my first Christmas special in 2000. And I got his comments also.

Grant King comments (June 2002)
Well, that's Richard Foltz' album, wonderful Christmas album. That was a real joy, many of us in Outmusic came together at Richard's invitation to record this. I love this album so much because I'm not particularly religious, dogmatic I guess I should say, I guess I consider myself somewhat religious. But I'd never heard holiday music that was non-denominational and so personal and so interesting and beautiful. And Dan asked if I would record Richard's song "Music," and I think that's the first time I had sung in a studio on somebody's else's project, without having to worry about playing guitar or doing else, and that was a wonderful, wonderful time. We all had a wonderful time.


And, when I did my special tribute to the music of Dan Martin on my August show, I of course could not pass up asking him about Richard's album.

Dan Martin comments (June 2002)
That was another beautiful project. I feel so blessed. Richard really created a project that celebrated the Outmusic community. He is the first person I feel that really did that, the first and one of the few, Grant being one of the others, who looked at the Outmusic community and said, wow, this community is full of so many talented people. I want to work with them. And what he did was he hired four of us from Outmusic to be producers, or was it three, it was myself, Tom McCormack, Zenobia. I think there were only three of us. And he divided up the songs that he wanted to do, between us as producers. And then he also, and all of us together chose different members of Outmusic to sing his songs. And he put this together, these are all Christmas songs that he's written every year, which is a beautiful tradition of his. Instead of a Christmas card he writes a song every year and sends it to his friends. So he collected these songs, and really used the Outmusic community in a way that was just so joyous. We all sang together, we were in the studio together, we sang backups together, we played together, and Richard was so generous in giving us all of that trust.

So let's close this special feature on the music of Richard Foltz with two more songs from his album "A Songwriter's Christmas." Here are Steve Cohen and David Clement.

Steve Cohen - heart of the holiday (1996)
David Clement - chrismas 1978 (1996)

You just heard Steve Cohen singing "Heart of the Holiday" and David Clement singing "Christmas 1978." All of the artists on the Richard Foltz Christmas album have recorded excellent albums on their own, so you might want to check them out by following links from my site.

And now, as they used to say on Monty Python, here's something completely different.

Weather Girls intro (1983)
As yes, I know what they mean. I'm taking this time to remind you that you are listening to Queer Music Heritage, a part of Queer Voices on KPFT, Houston. Also, be sure to listen to KPFT every Sunday morning from 1 to 4am for After Hours with Jimmy Carper. It's Queer Radio, With Attitude. And, I want to mention that I've set up a special webpage for this show, where you can see photos of the artists and recordings, and view the playlist. That's at www.queermusicheritage.com.

Cherry Poppin' Daddies - butch the gay santa claus (1998)

And that little ditty was by the Cherry Poppin' Daddies and is called "Butch the Gay Santa Claus," and is available only on a compilation album put out by Los Angeles DJs Kevin & Bean, called "Santa's Swingin' Sack."

In the last few weeks I've gotten to know a group called the Therapy Sisters. They are from Austin and are a lot of fun. They do sort of folk political satire, and they've released four albums and one is a holiday album called "Codependent Christmas." The Therapy Sisters are Maurine Mclean and Lisa Rogers, and I interviewed them last month. Here's Maurine talking about the song "Codependent Christmas"

Therapy Sisters comments
"Codependent Christmas" is how it all started. That was the first Christmas song and the one that inspired us to go ahead and write a whole Christmas album. And I'm so fond of that song. It's by Marilyn Rucker. In the early days of the Therapy Sisters we were a trio. That third person has been three different people. Originally Gayle Lewis was with us, and after Gayle left town Marilyn Rucker took her place and now we're a duo, and we consider the other Therapy Sisters Therapy Sisters Emeritus. Marilyn Rucker is a funny funny woman. And she wrote probably the most popular cuts off the Therapy Sisters "Codependent Christmas" album. "Codependent Christmas" was her version of a typical dysfuntional American family getting together at Christmas, what the typical scene is. And she picks out some images that are just right, that capture it just right.

Therapy Sisters - codependent christmas (1998)

Tell us about "happy whatever you're having"

Therapy Sisters comments
Happy Whatever You're Having" is the absolutely political correct generic Christmas greeting song, and it covers everybody. And at the end of the song we sing what has to be a tongue-twister, "Have a multi-cultural, gender neutral, nonsectarian, unambiguous, ovolacto, vegetarian, nature-loving, sweet agrarian, anti-looting, nonpoluting, non-fur-wearing, all encompassing celebration, unless you don't want to because this is your holiday. So that song covers it all.

Therapy Sisters - happy whatever you're having (1998)

Before we get to the last song, I want to thank you all for tuning in to the show, and I especially want to thank the artists who provided interview comments that really help with the appreciation of their songs. They were Richard Foltz, Grant King, Dan Martin and the Therapy Sisters. You can see photos of all the artists and recordings on tonight's show and view the playlist at my website, at www.queermusicheritage.com. And you can also hear the show and all my past shows there as well. And if you have questions or comments about any of the music I've featured, please write to me. This is JD Doyle for Queer Voices on KPFT in Houston, and I'll be back next Monday, December 23rd, with Part 2 of my Queer Music Heritage Christmas Special.

Liberace - t'was the night before christmas

Okay, those of you over a certain age may have recognized that as the voice of Liberace, doing part of "T'was the Night Before Christmas"….well, you're not going to hear that song on this show, but it's a good intro to a very different version of "t'was the night before christmas." It's a brand new queer christmas song, and I've got a little background behind it. Last year I was pleased to get a CD called "A Christmas Dream" from an artist who calls himself Happy Charles. I remember going to his website last year and, in addition to viewing the lyrics to the songs from that album, there was a poem he wrote, a take off of "T'was the night before christmas," that I really liked. I wrote him back then that he really should put that poem to music, and he replied that he had considered it and my encouragement was helping him to decide to do it. Well, he did, and I got one of the first copies. So when I was writing the script for this show I contacted him and asked him to tell us about the record.

Happy Charles interview (November 2002)
We did an album, "A Christmas Dream," kind of in the swirl of all that. You know we worked on it for several months, and one day, I don't know really what I had watched, but I started replaying "T'was the night before christmas" over and over in my head and I thought it would be kind of fun to write kind of a parody of that except a gay "night before christmas," the gay version. And so that's how it started, really it was just a parody of "T'was the night before christmas." And I wrote it all out and I put it up on the website, and anyway I got encouragement from you, which really inspired me to go on and record it. I knew I should do something with it, but I didn't know what. So I took it to Jan, she's my producer and co-writer, and we started messing around with it, and she helped me edit it down and kind of rearrange some things and make it more, make it make sense, in sort of a song fashion. She came up with this track, and then she kind of had this chorus floating around. It took kind of a while to get the phrasing with the track. We kind of played with that for a while until we found a rhythm that really worked. Then I just kind of spoke the words over and over until we found a nice rhythm. Then we just kind of inserted this chorus and it just fit perfectly. So, wham bam, we had a christmas song.

So, closing the show here is Happy Charles with his new christmas song, "Sittin' On Santa's Lap."

Happy Charles - sittin' on santa's lap (2002)

Time: 59:00

Script for December 23, 2002:

Gay Liberation Quire - hark the herald fairies shout (1983)

Welcome to Queer Music Heritage. I'm JD Doyle and I'm here on Queer Voices on the 4th Monday of every month to bring you an hour devoted to our culture's music. This is my special Christmas show, featuring the music you won't be sick of by now. This is actually Part 2 of my Queer Christmas Special, as last week I also brought you an hour of very gay music. If you have a high speed internet connection, you can still hear it, and all of my past shows, at www.queermusicheritage.com.

I opened the show, as I have my Christmas show for the last two years, with a very rare song by the Gay Liberation Quire of Sydney, Australia. And they spelled Quire, q-u-i-r-e. That group was formed in 1981 and in the early 80s they became quite well known in Australia for their concerts and activism. They used the lyrics of their songs to make social commentary on the fight for gay rights and a host of other progressive causes. In 1983 they released an EP single called "The Gay Liberation Quire Goes Down On Vinyl." It contained one other Christmas song, which they called "god help you merry dykes and poofs" but instead of playing for you that recording, I'm playing instead a live version of it, recorded in 1982. Last year I was able to track down one of the original members, and he sent me a tape of one of their concerts. It was not released commercially so this is likely the first time the live version of the song, complete with their intro, is being aired anywhere. Here's "god help you merry dykes and poofs," by the Gay Liberation Quire.

Gay Liberation Quire - god help you merry dykes and poofs (1982)
Cliff Townsend - jingle bells (1994)

Following the Gay Liberation Quire was Cliff Townsend with his version of Barbra Streisand's version of "Jingle Bells." It's from his 1994 album called "Out Here On My Own," and that title is perhaps significant because he was more known as a member of the Flirtations, and this was his only solo release. I at first assumed that it was the rest of the Flirtations backing him up on this song, but no, it's him, doing all the voices. Good job.

Next up is a song I always play on my christmas show. It's a queer christmas standard, by Bob Rivers and Twisted Radio, from his 1993 album "I Am Santa Claus." It's called "Walkin' round in women's underwear." And I'm following it with a brand new gay christmas song by a straight country artist.

Bob Rivers & Twisted Radio - walkin' round in women's underwear (1993)
Cledus T. Judd - stephon the alternative lifestyle reindeer (2002)

That was Cledus T. Judd singing one called "Stephon the Alternative Lifestyle Reindeer," from his new album "Cledus Navidad." He mostly records humorous songs and a couple years ago he had another gay-themed one called "My Cellmate Thinks I'm Sexy." You can imagine what that one is like.

Now for a Christmas song that is just plain nice. It's by one of my artist friends who is also one of my writer friends. He's the multitalented Dennis Hensley, and in October when he came through Houston on a book tour I got a chance to interview him. He was on a cross country tour promoting his new book, "Screening Party," a very funny book about the movies, the premise being a group of friends, mostly gay, get together in his living room and watch movies and then trash them. The comments are laugh-out-loud-funny and the book also has a very feel good story to it. But anyway, I got to know him when he released his CD, in 1999, and I loved it. It's called "The Water's Fine" and contains some wonderful singing and writing. It has one Christmas song on it, called "Doesn't Seem Like Christmas," and I got Dennis to talk about it.

Dennis Hensley comments (October 2002)
The thing about that song is that I started writing that, I wrote that when I was like 17, when I was in high school, the basic vibe of that, the melody and that little recurring thing, and then it evolved a little bit over the years but I think the germ of that song and the lyrics, a lot of it , started like, I barely had hit puberty and I hadn't even thought about...you know, I don't think when I write about that song, I don't think I was thinking of anyone specifically, like I wasn't in a relationship, that's for sure. It's about missing somebody at Christmastime and a couple times that I performed it, I think it was a gay crowd and I just remember thinking, you know a lot of people, especially in the 90s have lost people that they spent the holidays with and it suddenly had this other kind of overtone to it, and that kind of took me by surprise and really made it more poignant and resonant than I had thought of it as being before that, which I thought was really neat. I was really moved by it.

Dennis Hensley - doesn't seem like Christmas (1999)
Andy Monroe - christmas memory (1996)

I followed Dennis Hensley with Andy Monroe, singing "Christmas Memory." That's from the album put together by Richard Foltz called "A Songwriter's Christmas." I featured that album on Part 1 of my Christmas Special last week, but wanted to play just one more song from it.

What I'm going to play next isn't really noteworthy for its music, but for who it is. Billy Tipton was a jazz musician who achieved only modest regional success in the 40s and 50s. His career included live radio shows with Big Bands and evolved into jazz quartets and trios playing in night clubs. In his 74 years, in addition to being a band leader and a booking agent, he was a husband 5 times and adopted 3 children. After he died in 1989 in Spokane, a coroner revealed that he was much more. Billy Tipton was a woman, and a very talented one who was able to fool the world for more than 50 years. In his act with the Big Bands he often did novelty falsetto songs, and one is included at the end of this rare recording of a Christmas greeting he made for his grandmother, in 1974. Here's Billy Tipton.

Billy Tipton recording (1974)

Next up are two christmas songs by drag queens. The first is from 1999 and is called "Santa Claus." It's by Dina Martina. She's from Seattle and her annual Christmas shows there have become a hot ticket in recent years. And I'm following her with an artist who died of a heroin overdose in 1985.

Dina Martina - santa claus (1999)
Jackie Curtis - have yourself a merry little christmas (1978)

Well, I'm sure you didn't figure out who the second artist was. She was Jackie Curtis, and her real name was John Holder. She was kind of an underground star of the 60s and 70s. She was a playwright, a poet, and an actress who did most of her roles as a woman. She got her fame from being in several of Andy Warhol's movies. And, as I mentioned, she died of a heroin overdose, at age 38. That song was from a compilation album from 1978 called "Big Ego." It contained spoken word and music pieces by such varied artists as Patti Smith, Laurie Anderson and William S. Burroughs.

And now for a song that starts out mellow, but then rocks hard.

Best Revenge - cockring for christmas (2000)

Best Revenge

Above, Best Revenge

You probably haven't heard that song before either. I know, you would have remembered that. It's obviously called "Cockring for Christmas." The group's name is Best Revenge. They are a queercore band from Los Angeles, and they took their name from the title of a song by the queer punk group Pansy Division. They've only recorded a handful of songs, most appearing on compilations.

Paul Lynde (1976)
That of course was the voice of Paul Lynde, and was a snippet of a song he sang on his Halloween TV special in 1976. Too bad he didn't record a Christmas album. I'm taking this time to remind you that you are listening to Queer Music Heritage, a part of Queer Voices on KPFT, Houston. Also, be sure to listen to KPFT every Sunday morning from 1 to 4am for After Hours with Jimmy Carper. It's Queer Radio, With Attitude. And, I want to mention that I've set up a special webpage for this show, where you can see photos of the artists and recordings, and view the playlist. That's at www.queermusicheritage.com.

Queer Duck - santa claus is gay

Those of you with Showtime cable service may recognize that as the very queer cartoon Queer Duck. I'm so glad they did a Christmas episode.

Okay, there's another song I play on every Christmas show. It's by the group Venus Envy. They recorded a classic album in 1995 called "I'll Be A Homo For Christmas." But before I play the title track I want to play another fun cut from it, "Rhonda the Lesbo Reindeer." And I'll let Tiny Tim introduce it.

Tiny Tim intro
Venus Envy - rhonda the lesbo reindeer (1995)

To help honor this album, I've got a very special interview with a member of Venus Envy, Lisa Koch. I interviewed Lisa regarding her latest CD called "Both of Me." That is Lisa's third solo music album and she also does comedy. She's very funny and talented. Of course I asked her about the Christmas album.

Lisa Koch interview:

Lisa, please tell us about Venus Envy.
Venus Envy, my first band in Seattle, I moved to Seattle in 1989, and I believe I met Laura Love shortly thereafter, it might have been 1990. And the thing that I feel the strongest about Venus Envy was it was the most fun band I'd ever been in. I mean, we just...I'd never laughed so hard on stage with those three women as I had with any other group that I'd been with. Laura Love, Linda Shierman, Linda Sivert, really wonderful performers, solo and we made a really nice quartet together. The harmonies were great, the energy was great. It was just, it was just a blast.

How do you feel about the album "I'll Be a Homo for Christmas" becoming one of our gay Christmas classics?
I just love the fact that that CD still sells, and that you know so many people have gotten it in their hands over the last who knows how many years. I believe, I believe we released that in 93, and then it came out on CD in 95, but you know we had no idea it was going to be such a hit. We recorded it Laura's house. And in fact if you listen very carefully you can hear a dog barking on several of the tracks, because we were just in one of the bedrooms, and there was a gnashing dog next door. We did it on an 8-track, and it was a very low-budget affair, and again, we had a great time recording it, and I'm happy that it lives on.

Please tell us about the title song, and what has the reaction to it been? And, has this changed over the years?
"I'll Be a Homo for Christmas," you know it's always, the title has gotten a chuckle out of almost anybody that I've said the title to. And I use, I use my Venus Envy credits in my regular promo pack for, you know, straight and gay venues, events. And "I'll Be a Homo for Christmas" makes everybody laugh. I don't know, I don't know what it is. I think the laughter is that wonderful kind of joining event, that if people find something that tickles them, it doesn't really matter what the content is, it made them laugh, and therefore we are joined, you know, that kind of thing. I haven't really noticed the climate around the song changing since we recorded it. It's always been, it's always been a pleasantly homo song.

Venus Envy - I'll be a homo for christmas (1995)
Lisa Koch QMH ID, 0:20

Now, let's go from being a homo for Christmas to being Elvis for Christmas. My next artist has made quite a name for himself over the last few years. He's evolved from being a shy, gay art curator from Los Angeles to traveling the world with his hispanic Elvis impersonator act. His name is Robert Lopez but he goes by El Vez, that's e-l v-e-z. One review I found seems to sum him up pretty well. It said, "Undeniably suave, a cross between a sweet-faced pompadoured crooner and a trashy pickup artist, El Vez, entertains with a contagious blend of Elvis camp, grassroots politics and pop culture." He's got a new Christmas album called "Sno-Way Jose" and I had trouble picking which song to play, as they all reflected different aspects of his talent. But I settled with one called "En El Barrio at Christmas Time," which you'll recognize as a reworking of "In The Ghetto." Here is El Vez.

El Vez - en el barrio at christmas time (2002)

This next song is a delight. It's by drag artist Jimmy James and she's just come out with a new album called "Have Yourself a Jimmy James Merry Christmas." On it she does Christmas standards using many of the diva voices she's become famous for, like Judy Garland, Eartha Kitt, Barbra Streisand, Mae West, and Cher. And my favorite is this version of "Feliz Navidad."

Jimmy James - feliz navidad

Isn't that just beyond words?

Well, before we get to the last song, I want to thank you all for tuning in to the show, and I especially want to thank Lisa Koch of Venus Envy and Dennis Hensley for their interview comments. You can see photos of all the artists and recordings on tonight's show and view the playlist at my website, at www.queermusicheritage.com. And you can also hear the show and all my past shows there as well. And if you have questions or comments about any of the music I've featured, please write to me. This is JD Doyle for Queer Voices on KPFT in Houston, and I'll be back on the 4th Monday of next month with my third anniversary show.

I'm closing tonight's show the same way I have closed my christmas special every year, with a song from one of the best gay Christmas CDs of the last few years. It's from 1997 and the CD is called "Ho, Ho, Ho," and who else but RuPaul could sing "rupaul the red-nosed drag queen."

RuPaul - rupaul the red-nosed drag queen (1997)

Total time: 58:57


MY FAVORITE THINGS (Queer Xmas style)
Sung to the tune of "My Favorite Things" (from The Sound of Music)

Big dykes with small dogs and butches with kittens;
Diesels in tall boots with chains on their mittens;
Femmes in their lipstick with rings in their nose
These are a few of the gays that I know.

Men who can cook and make great apple strudels;
Women who think and can sure use their noodles;
Some who like dressing in black leather clothes;
These are a few of the gays that I know.

Men in tight dresses with gold lame sashes;
Makeup and high heels and long false eyelashes;
Men who have muscles and men who wear hose;
These are a few of the gays that I know.

REFRAIN:
When the right wing
Spews its hatred
And it makes me sad,
I simply remember the gays that I know
And then I don't feel - - - so bad.

Doctors and nurses and students and teachers;
Soldiers and singers and actors and preachers;
Lawyers who fight in the courts with our foes;
These are a few of the gays that I know.

Nieces and uncles and sisters and brothers;
Parents who live with significant others;
Brave sons and daughters who let their love show;
These are a few of the gays that I know.

Young politicians with courage and vision;
Leaders with guts who can make a decision;
Those in the closets and those on the go;
These are a few of the gays that I know.

REFRAIN:
First Anita,
then it's Limbaugh,
It just makes you mad,
But always remember the gays that you know
And then you won't feel - - - so bad!

*****

No, I don't have anyone's recording of the above, wish I did, just wanted to share it...:)