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05/05/2014 04:01 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

The Supremes' Mary Wilson Discusses Gay Fans

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Decades after topping the charts, the iconic group The Supremes still has a massive gay cult following -- but what was the trio's relationship like with their gay fans back at the height of their popularity?

Mary Wilson of The Supremes recently sat down with GayStarNews for an interview and opened up about gay community's relationship with the former girl group.

"It was always there," Wilson said about the group's massive gay following. "'I think because we were so glamorous that it automatically was a great attraction for the gay community -- they were the ones who were there at the door first... To this day, there are different camps for Flo, Diane, Cindy Birdsong and the 1970s (post-Ross) Supremes. And the fans are still there but they are kind of divided."

Read the full interview here.

Diana Ross, the lead singer of the Supremes, has long-been considered a hugely influential gay icon. Her 1980's hit "I'm Coming Out" has been adopted by the LGBT community as a Pride anthem.

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