Yes, the Village People were directly targeted as the first actual gay group because of their gay themed songs and homoerotic images, but the first actual "out and proud, and in your face about it" group was Bronski Beat; Jimmy, Steve and Larry. This remaster/reissue of their debut album AGE OF CONSENT is definitely a treat. As WHAT'S GOING ON by Marvin Gaye was a stepping stone for African-Americans, AGE OF CONSENT was the same type of anthem collection for gays everywhere. Dealing with issues of homophobia, growing up gay and family issues, discrimination, religion vs. the gay issue, gay love between young men and so much more, AGE OF CONSENT is THE recommended "coming out" album for every gay man. The haunting single "Smalltown Boy" deals with a young gay male growing up in a small town, and choosing to run away from home to be able to live his life and be himself. The single "Why?" basically deals with discrimination and the way people view gays. This reissue also also includes bonus remixes not available on the original version (but most appeared on the HUNDREDS AND THOUSANDS album). With excellent dance beats provided by Larry and Steve, and the falsetto voice of Jimmy Somerville, AGE OF CONSENT is an 80's must-have and is worth more than dancable music; for those of you who are unfamiliar with gays and gay issues, listen to the words to a majority of these songs to better understand what you don't understand. This is a landmark album, but Jimmy left the group after this album was released and was replaced with new vocalist Jon John for the following 2 albums, and Jimmy formed a new group, The Communards. All of this definitely worth checking into. Enjoy!