Los Angeles: Singer Christina Aguilera's hit single 'Beautiful' has been named the gay anthem of the past decade beating off competition from Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way'.

Aguilera came out on top in a survey conducted by gay rights charity Stonewall, with maximum voters saying that the 2002 hit was the most empowering song for young homosexuals in the last decade, reported a magazine.

"I'm delighted to have been voted the most inspirational pop act by Stonewall's supporters, my gay fan base is so important to me and this continues my special relationship with them," said Aguilera.

The video for the song featured a number of people marginalised by mainstream society, including a same-sex couples.

(Agencies)