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Billboard magazine: 25 great gay moments in music

Equality for LGBT people is today’s defining civil rights issues, and the music industry is playing a significant part.

In honor of LGBT Pride Month, Billboard magazine looks back at some of the most important music-related moments in LGBT progress, including:

• Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! comes out as transgender

• Adam Lambert is the first out gay man to earn No. 1 album

• Frank Ocean comes out

• “Same Love” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

• Fun. establishes the Ally Coalition

• Sara Bareilles releases “Brave” written for her friend struggling to come out

• Jay-Z and Obama support same-sex marriage

• Lady Gaga fights for gay rights

• Lance Bass gets in sync with his sexuality

To see all the LGBT pride stories, please check out this week’s issue of Billboard magazine for the “Pride in Music” feature, along with the full list of “25 Great Gay Moments In Music.”