CeCe Peniston and Martha Wash, among others, speak out on their challenges and triumphs

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In the early 1980s, house music emerged as a new musical force emanating out of Black gay clubs such as Chicago’s Warehouse and Muzic Box and New York City’s Paradise Garage. Evolving out of disco, house took the soul, funk, and gospel roots of that music stripped them down and…

Renee Jarreau

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