One of my favorite CDs is a concert album by a gay group called, The Flirtations. I just put them into Google and, I’m sad to report, they stopped touring in 97. I know one had AIDS; the founder of the group I believe, and I suppose that may have influenced the decision.
They were really good at taking lyrics and shifting them in ways that made some straights squirm. And they did some wonderful covers on folk artists who might never have been heard from because the music industry decided for a while that folk music was a curse word.