Reelin’ in the Years 190: Glad to be Gay

A song from an age when to be gay in the UK, though not illegal for those aged 21 and above, was still to be vilified.

A bold gesture by Robinson at the time.

The sarcasm drips from the lyric.

Having said that I doubt such an overtly political song would be allowed such prominence (it was a top twenty hit in 1978) today.

Tom Robinson Band: Glad to be Gay

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