Donna Summer: Disco Queen and Uneasy Gay Icon

Friday, May 18, 2012

Donna Summer Donna Summer (Frederick M. Brown/Getty)

Donna Summer died yesterday at the age of 63. She held many titles, including Disco Queen, Grammy winner, number one chart topper, and of course, gay icon. But as a born-again Christian, Summer’s relationship with her gay fans wasn’t always an easy one. At one point, she found herself the subject of controversy over anti-gay comments she made during the AIDS epidemic.

Offering a closer look at Summer's legacy and relationship with the gay community is Marc Eliot. He who co-wrote Summer’s memoir “Ordinary Girl.”


Marc Eliot

Produced by:

Kristen Meinzer and Mythili Rao

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