It's the last Thursday of June, which is Pride Month so what could be better than "Born This Way" by Lady Gaga?!?!

"Born This Way" was the first single off of Gaga's second album of the same name. It was released to mostly positive criticism, however, there were some that noted the similarities to Madonna's "Express Yourself." This started the tension between the two female artists.

According to Wikipedia, "The song reached number one in over 25 countries and was her third single to top the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and the 1,000th song in that chart's history (since 1958) to reach number one. "Born This Way" has sold 8.2 million copies worldwide, becoming one of the best-selling singles of all time."

Lyrically, "Born This Way" is about acceptance, equality, and self-empowerment for many marginalized groups including, but not limited to the LGBTQ+ community, racial minorities, and the handicapped.

For instance:

Don't be a drag, just be a queen
Whether you're broke or evergreen
You're black, white, beige, chola descent
You're Lebanese, you're Orient
Whether life's disabilities
Left you outcast, bullied, or teased
Rejoice and love yourself today
'Cause baby you were born this way

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
Lady Gaga, according to Wikipedia, said of "Born This Way", "'That's the kind of record I need to make. That's the record that's going to shake up the industry.' It's not about the track. It's not about the production. It's about the song. Anyone could sing 'Born This Way'. It could've been anyone.'"
She wanted it to be for everybody!
Happy Pride!
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