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1980s Pop Star to Perform at Toronto Pride

1980s Pop Star to Perform at Toronto Pride

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A song about empowerment and coming out gets a new spin.

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Corey Hart, the '80s pop star known for hits like "Sunglasses at Night," is staging a mini-comeback with a gay-positive remix of a 24-year-old song and a performance at Toronto Pride.

Hart appears at Toronto Pride, one of North America's largest LGBT street festivals, on June 30. The singer will undoubtedly perform his 1988 song "Truth Will Set You Free," which was recently remixed by DJ 1Love. Hart, who left music in the '90s to raise his children, says he wrote the song about a friend struggling with coming out.

"A lot of people on my first couple of recordings that I worked with closely were gay," Hart, 50, recently told the Canadian press. "I developed very close friendships with these people, and I saw a lot of pain, a lot of suffering, and a lot of hiding."

He always intended the song as an anthem of empowerment and hopes it now reaches a whole new audience. Listen to the remix below and read more about Hart here.

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Neal Broverman

Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.
Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.