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The Go-Go's Honored in Hollywood

The Go-Go's Honored in Hollywood


Charlotte Caffey, Belinda Carlisle, Gina Schock, Kathy Valentine, and Jane Wiedlin, aka pioneering rock band The Go-Go's, were honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today.

The group has long been heralded as a groundbreaking quintet, being the first all-female rock band to write and play their own music and reach the top of the Billboard charts, which they did with their 1981 blockbuster debut Beauty and the Beat. The star is near the spot where the women, who began as a punk band, played their first gig at the now-defunct venue The Masque.

The band has always had a vast gay and lesbian following and Wiedlin identifies as bisexual, officiates same-sex weddings, and is an honorary queen in the San Francisco drag scene. Carlisle, long considered an icon to the LGBT community, and her son James Duke Mason previously spoke with The Advocate about how his coming out as gay teenager affected their family.

The band is currently on their Ladies Gone Wild tour. Check here for dates.

Watch video of Carlisle and Mason below.

Advocate Channel - The Pride StoreOut / Advocate Magazine - Fellow Travelers & Jamie Lee Curtis

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