Sad to read that Larry Steinbachek, the keyboardist for Bronski Beat, has died.
Steinbachek died at 56 after what is described as a brief battle with cancer. In case you were one of those people who felt 2016 was bad for celebrity deaths, it should be noted he was a part of that — he died in December, and his passing was just reported by his family.
Man, when I heard about Bronski Beat and saw their video and looked at them, I had this feeling of deep respect and almost disbelief: These guys are actually, really gay. I remember buying Age of Consent and being blown away by the music, and would sing it at the top of my lungs (and well past the top of my register) all through college.