Singer Trey Pearson’s New Pride Anthem Celebrates Larry Kramer’s Legacy

Trey Pearson is paying tribute to the late LGBTQ rights activist and playwright Larry Kramer with a sterling new single. 

Pearson, who spent years as the frontman of the Christian rock band Everyday Sunday, came out as gay in an open letter that appeared on the Religion News Service in 2016. He marked the fourth anniversary of his coming out by releasing “1984” earlier this month. 

(Watch the lyric video for “1984” above.) 

The singer-songwriter said he got the idea for the anthemic track from a friend who had witnessed the HIV/AIDS crisis of the 1980s firsthand. He drew parallels between his pal’s experiences and the COVID-19 pandemic, which, along with the ongoing protests against racial inequality, have reinforced the significance of the social justice efforts a half-century ago that led to LGBTQ Pride Month

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