The NHC History Timeline
We are currently working to expand our digital timeline experience

NHC History Timeline features important dates and events in “Gay” history both in New Hope, PA and Nationwide that took place simultaneously from the 1930’s – today. Our goal to see what culture and lifestyle parallels were taking place through the decades. 

See how individuals in New Hope’s “Gay” community interacted with their friends, allies and artists in our region. Perhaps understanding how one community lived will shed some light on why New Hope was and still is such a unique community.

Shown below is our analog timeline created for the Equality Exhibit at the Bucks County Visitors Center

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Gay Anthems Timeline

Gay Anthems “I Was Born this Way” (1975) Lyrics & Music: Chris Spierer & Bunny Jones Originally performed by: Valentino “Fuck You” (2009) Lyrics & Music: Lily Allen & Greg Kurstin Originally performed by: Lily Allen Timeline “Сотe to Lyrics & Music: Melissa Etheridge & Hugh my Window” (1994) “You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)” (1978) Lyrics & Music: Sylvester, J. Wirrick & H. Fuqua Originally performed by: Sylvester “True Colors” (1986) Lyrics & Music: T. Kelly, B. Streinbert, et. al. Originally performed by: Cyndi Lauper “Same Love” (2012) Lyrics & Music: Macklemore, Ryan Lewis & Mary Lambert Originally performed by: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Mary Lambert Padgham Originally performed by: Melissa Etheridge “Das Lila Lied” (The Lavender Song) (1920) Lyrics & Music: Kurt Schwabach & Mischa Spoliansky “Somewhere (there’s a place for us)” (1957) From West Side Story Lyrics & Music: Stephen Sondheim & Leonard Bernstein Originally performed by: Larry Kert & Carol Lawrence “I Am What I Am” (1983) From La Cage aux Folles Lyrics & Music: Jerry Herman Originally performed by: George Hearn “Supermodel (You Better Work)” “Fucking Perfect” (2010) “Beautiful” (2002) Lyrics & Music: Pink, M. Martin, Shellback (1992) Lyrics & Music: RuPaul, J. Harry, et. al. Originally performed by: RuPaul Lyrics & Music: Linda Perry Originally performed by: Christina Aguilera Originally performed by: Pink 1920’s 1930’s 1940’s 1950’s 1960’s 1970’s 1980’s 1990’s 2000’s 2010’s A “gay anthem” is a song embraced by the LGBT community as a hymn for one or several reasons. “I Want to Break Free” (1984) Lyrics & Music: Queen & Reinhold Mack Originally performed by: Queen “Born This Way” (2011) Lyrics & Music: Lady Gaga, J. Larsen, et, al Originally performed by: Lady Gaga “УМСА” (1978) Lyrics & Music: J. Morali, H. Velolo & V. Willis “Don’t Rain on My Parade” (1964) From Funny Girl Lyrics & Music: Bob Merril & Jule Styne Originally performed by: Barbra Streisand Originally performed by: The Village People “Over the Rainbow” (1939) From The Wizard of Oz “Defying Gravity” (2003) Gay anthems usually have a message of hope, Lyrics & Music: Yip Harburg & Harold Arlen self-esteem, individuality, unity, pride, and defiance; that LGBT people can easily relate to, and find comfort and empower- ment in times of need. From Wicked Lyrics & Music: Stephen Schwartz Originally performed by: Idina Menzel & “I’m Coming Out” (1981) Lyrics & Music: Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers Originally performed by: Diana Ross Originally performed by: Judy Garland Kristin Chenoweth “I Will Survive” (1978) Lyrics & Music: Freddie Perren & Dino Fekaris “Go West” (1993) Lyrics & Music: J. Morali, H. Velolo & V. Willis Originally performed by: The Village People (1979) Covered by The Pet Shop Boys in 1993 “Brave” (2013) Lyrics & Music: Sara Bareiles & Jack Antonoff Originally performed by: Sara Bareiles Originally performed by: Gloria Gaynor “I Kissed a Girl” (1995) Lyrics & Music: J. Sobule, R. Eaton, & B. Jones Originally performed by: Jill Sobule “Firework” (2010) Lyrics & Music: K. Perry, Stargate, et. al. Originally performed by: Katy Perry


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