By Jordyn Bolick
"Born This Way" by Lady Gaga February 27 (2011)
Fact: In 1969, it was still illegal for LGBT people to meet in public places, and bars that catered to the LGBT community were regularly targeted by law enforcement.
"She keeps me warm" by Mary Lambert. August 23rd (2013)
Fact: Laws don’t protect gay kids from bullying in 30 states.
"Take me to church" By Hozier Septemeber 25th (2013)
Fact: Gay, lesbian and bisexual kids are 4x more likely to attempt suicide than straight kids.
"Same Love" by Macklemore October 2nd (2012)
Fact: Approximately 6.7 percent of the U.S. adult population identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender
"I Still Love You" By Jennifer Hudson June 4th (2015)
Fact: When asked about the public’s opinion about marriage equality, 63 percent of those surveyed believe the public is opposed to it.
"It Gets Better" By Todrick Hall October 11th (2011)
Fact: A Hong Kong billionaire offered $65 million to the man that was able to woo and marry his lesbian daughter. It didn't work.
"Lets have a KiKi" By Scissor Sisters July 27th (2012)
Fact: Young people who are LGBT and who are “out” to their immediate families report feeling happier than those who aren’t.
"And i'm telling you i'm not going" By Jennifer Hudson December (2006)
Fact: The “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, which restricted lesbians, gays, and bisexuals in the military from openly serving, was lifted in 2011. People who are transgender are not permitted to serve openly yet.
"Listen" By Beyonce (Queen) December (2006)
Fact: Roughly 73% of LGBT youth say they are more honest about themselves online than in the real world.