Disco and the African American LGBTQIA+ Community by Tarah K. Opara

Disco music opened up many door for the Black, Hispanic and gay community and its inevitable influence lives on till this day. Disco music made a safe place for many where differences were celebrated and not just tolerated. Disco music gave the “not so normal” black folk a space to dance and listen to music freely.

Already being pushed out of many creative space, disco clubs and music was a safe place to feel a sense on community and belonging. With disco music rising in popularity during the 70’s artists such as Gloria Gaynor creating her hit song “I will Survive” and Donna Summer with “I Feel Love”,  kept black disco artist important.