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modern anthem 002 Charting The Songs We Love So Well

In 1998 Whitney Houston came back with a brand new dance-club album, but it wasn’t until the Thunderpuss remix of ‘It’s Not Right, But It’s Okay’ that she went stellar again. It would become the enduring queer anthem of an icon who was possibly queer herself.

Feature: Music Whitney – My Love is Your Love – Gay Rumours

By 1998 Whitney Houston had already been a pop icon for 14 years, with a voice that was regarded as the gold standard, but celebrated as she was, she was also struggling to revamp her sound. 1998’s My Love Is Your Love, Houston’s first studio album in eight years, saw her embrace new textures a world away from the power-balladry that had become her trademark. Of the album’s singles, ‘It’s Not Right But It’s Okay’ was one of the most contemporary. A shuffling, intricate beat from producer Darkchild (aka Rodney Jerkins), whose work with Brandy, Destiny’s Child and Jennifer Lopez would cement their star status, was aided by Houston’s powerful vocal performance.

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This month take an in-depth look at the problems and issues facing Irish LGBT+ young people in our annual Youth issue in collaboration with BeLonG To. In our featured interview, Roscommon's own Xnthony talks fake authenticity, rural queerness and rebranding ahead of his Dublin Fringe show, The Power of Wow. Huge misinformation exists amongst young people around HIV transmission and it's all because of a lack of suitable sexual education in Irish schools, writes Ralph Hurley O'Dwyer. Members of trans youth group IndividualiTy tells us about their ups and downs after a decade mentoring and supporting trans kids. BeLonG To's Drugs and Alcohol Worker Ger Roe shares his experiences of helping LGBT+ young people feel empowered, and to become agents of social change. Aifric Ni Chríodáin reports on the HSE's rolling out of the HPV vaccine among gay and bisexual men. Our Budding Burning Issues survey throws up some interesting facts around the opinions of our youngest community members, Plus all the best in news, edutainment, gossip, food and much more.