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Diana Ross 'Didn't Understand' Why 'I'm Coming Out' Was a Gay Anthem

"I'm Coming Out," from Diana Ross's Diana album, is perhaps the apex of gay anthems. First recorded in 1979, the song's refrain, and its urging to "to break out of the shell" spoke directly to LGBTQ+ listeners who had declared their identities to the world.

However, Ross, who immediately loved the lyrics, was not always aware of the "coming out" association, as co-writer and co-producer Nile Rodgers revealed in an interview with the New York Post marking the album's 40th anniversary.

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