Carl Bean, singer of gay pride anthem I Was Born This Way, dies aged 77

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Motown-signed vocalist later became a minister and founded network of LGBT-friendly churches

Carl Bean, the US gospel artist and minister who sang the gay pride anthem I Was Born This Way, has died aged 77.

A statement from the Unity Fellowship Church Movement, a church for Black LGBTQ+ worshippers founded by Bean, said he “made transition into eternal life” following a lengthy illness.

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