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Holly Near on the story behind "Singing For Our Lives"

Clip: Season 33 Episode 4 | 2m 49s

Holly Near shares the touching story behind her famous song "Singing For Our Lives" and explains how it turned into an anthem for the LGBTQ movement. The song was written after she heard news of the assassination of city supervisor Harvey Milk, a champion of homosexual rights.

Aired: 03/01/19

Rating: NR

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