Music's greatest gay icon: RuPaul or Lady Gaga?
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Music's greatest gay icon: RuPaul or Lady Gaga?

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RuPaul and Lady Gaga are icons who are widely revered in the gay community. RuPaul broke down barriers in music when the legendary drag queen's hit single, "Supermodel," became a smash hit in 1993. Gaga has been regarded as a gay icon since her early days as a pop star. She recorded "Born This Way" to celebrate and empower her gay fandom. Who is music’s greatest gay icon? 🎤

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For the past several decades—LGBTQ and women music artists have openly declared their "true colors,” supported gay rights, empowered LGBTQ communities, and gave the gurls some of the most iconic gay anthems of all time. There is no better way to celebrate Pride Month than to honor the popular music artists who have influenced LGBTQ movements by ultimately picking which of them is the greatest gay music icon of all time.

In our second round, it's Judy Garland versus Diana Ross, Elton John versus Cher, George Michael versus Melissa Etheridge, RuPaul versus Lady Gaga. Who's the greatest gay icon?

Don't forget to cast your vote for the rest our “greatest gay icon" debates below!

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RuPaul is revered as the "Glamazon," "Supermodel of the World" and "The World's Most Famous Drag Queen." She's a groundbreaking drag queen, pop star, movie star, talk show host and an award-winning reality TV competition host. In the early '90s, she rose to prominence with "Supermodel (You Better Work)." The song is a gay anthem and dance classic. The groundbreaking music video received heavy rotation on MTV. RuPaul took drag culture to the next level in the '90s, becoming not only a trailblazing gay icon but a mainstream pop culture icon.

Below are some significant lyrics to RuPaul's groundbreaking "Supermodel," per Genius.

🎶It don't matter what you wear. They're checking out your savior faire. And it don't matter what you do. Cause everything looks good on you. Supermodel.🎶
🎶You better work(Cover girl). Work it, girl. (Give a twirl). Do your thing on the runway. Work. (Supermodel). You better work it, girl. (Of the world). Wet your lips and make love to the camera.🎶

Watch the fierce music video below.

Gaga has been a huge ally to the LGBTQ community, which makes up a significant portion of her Little Monster fandom. While hits like "Poker Face" are revered as gay anthems, her ultimate ode to her gay fans is "Born This Way."

Below are the most notable lyrics from Mama Monster's "Born This Way," per Genius.

🎶No matter gay, straight or bi. Lesbian, transgendered life. I'm on the right track, baby. I was born to survive. No matter black, white or beige. Chola or orient made. I'm on the right track, baby. I was born to be brave!🎶

Watch the incredible music video below.

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