LGBTQ+ People Slaying the Music Scene

Blog title pt2 (3)Hey guys, gals and non binary pals!

As you already know, I’m a big believer in representation. Seeing people like you on the international stage allows you to see that you are valid and seeing people unlike you allows you to understand the experience of those people.

You may also be aware that I LOVE music. It’s one of my favorite things in the world. I almost always listen to music while I’m writing blog posts.

So, for this post I thought, why not combine two things that I really like and write about that?

There are plenty of LGBTQ+ people in the music industry, and the number of people coming out in the spotlight is steadily increasing. Today I’d like to give you a few people to check out so that you can hopefully find some people like you to listen to.

First up, Angel Haze

Angel Haze

Genre: Hip Hop/Rap

Identity: Agender and pansexual

Latest album: Back to the Woods (2015)

Other articles:

https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/hip-hop/7777007/angel-haze-resurrection-video-premiere-interview

http://www.mtv.com/news/1858382/cara-delevingne-angel-haze-sexuality/

https://www.buzzfeed.com/skarlan/rapper-angel-haze-explains-pansexuality-in-her-own-words?utm_term=.kj3aLX0vK#.kk2jx3Jr8

 

Boy George:

Boy George

Genre: Pop/Soul/Disco

Identity: Gay

Latest Album: This is what I do (2013)

Other articles:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5138123/Boy-George-takes-stage-Sydney-Culture-Club.html

http://www.ontopmag.com/article/34113/Boy_George_My_Life_Got_Better

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/kz3jjm/without-lgbtq-people-modern-music-wouldnt-exist

 

Elton John

Elton John.jpg

Genre: Rock/Blues

Identity: Gay

Latest album: Wonderful Crazy Night (2016)

Other articles:

http://www.news.com.au/world/breaking-news/elton-john-to-be-honoured-with-concert/news-story/3c55e1006bb2ce72138a842f00cb745b

http://lgbtweekly.com/2017/12/01/on-world-aids-day-elton-john-and-david-furnish-honor-the-millions-of-lives-lost-to-the-aids-virus/

http://www.refinery29.com/2017/12/184394/eminem-elton-john-friendship

 

Halsey

Halsey.jpg

Genre: Electropop

Identity: Bisexual

Latest album: Hopeless Fountain Kingdom (2017)

Other Articles:

https://thespinoff.co.nz/music/14-12-2017/halsey-is-stronger-than-her-critics-will-ever-be/

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-g-eazy-halsey-perform-rousing-him-i-on-kimmel-w513992

https://www.out.com/music/2017/5/18/halsey-lauren-jauregui-created-love-song-lgbt-community

 

Laura Jane Grace

Laura Jane Grace.jpg

Genre: Punk Rock

Identity: Transgender (mtf)

Latest album: (From the band Against Me!) Shape Shift With Me (2016)

Other Articles:

https://www.altpress.com/news/entry/laura_jane_grace_cindy_lauper_the_goonies_performance

http://girltalkhq.com/how-against-me-singer-laura-jane-grace-uses-her-platform-to-advocate-for-the-trans-community/

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/profiles/laura-jane-grace-interview-punks-transgender-pioneer-on-her-struggle-for-acceptance-10464360.html

 

Lauren Jauregui

Lauren Jauregui.jpg

Genre: Pop

Identity: Bisexual

Latest album: (From Fifth Harmony) Fifth Harmony (2017)

Other Articles:

http://www.j-14.com/posts/lauren-jauregui-bisexual-142728

https://www.fuse.tv/2017/09/lauren-jauregui-bisexual-halsey-out-magazine-interview

https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/camila-cabello-lauren-jauregui-reunite-at-nycs-jingle-ball/

 

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus.jpg

Genre: Pop/Country

Identity: Pansexual & Genderfluid

Latest album: Younger Now (2017)

Other Articles:

https://www.highsnobiety.com/2017/06/30/miley-cyrus-lgbt/

http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2017/10/12/miley-cyrus-reveals-on-carpool-karaoke-how-twerking-at-the-vmas-made-her-an-lgbt-activist/

 

Sam Smith

Sam Smith.jpg

Genre: Pop

Identity: Gay & (unconfirmed) non binary

Latest album: The Thrill of it All (2017)

Other Articles:

https://www.engadget.com/2017/12/15/apple-music-video-exclusives-from-noel-gallagher-sam-smith/

http://www.nme.com/news/music/apple-unveils-christmas-advert-soundtracked-sam-smith-2164120

http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2017/10/25/sam-smith-explains-being-the-first-gay-man-to-win-an-oscar-to-ellen-degeneres/

 

Sia

Sia.jpg

Genre: Pop

Identity: Bisexual

Latest album: Everyday is Christmas (2017)

Other Articles:

https://www.thetrevorproject.org/trvr_press/the-trevor-project-celebrates-15-years-at-trevorlive/#sm.0000087194k6x7egbu8qnzg9z51c5

http://www.newnownext.com/queer-gay-christmas-holiday-albums-lgbt/11/2017/

http://www.newnownext.com/sia-it-gets-better-chosen-family/10/2017/

 

Superfruit

Superfruit.jpg

Genre: Pop

Identities: Gay

Latest album: Superfruit pt 1 & pt 2 (2017)

Other Articles:

https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/pride/7841065/pentatonix-mitch-grassi-scott-hoying-friendship-interview

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/superfruit-defends-todrick-hall_us_59b44cabe4b0bef3378ce0d7

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/superfruits-future-friends-explores-what-pop-music_us_59bce463e4b06b71800c399f

 

Tegan and Sarah

Tegan and Sarah.jpg

Genre: Indie Pop

Identities: Lesbian

Latest album: Love you to Death (2016)

Other Articles:

https://generocity.org/philly/2017/11/28/qspaces-lgbtq-health-twitter-harvard-tegan-sara/

‘We support you’: Tegan and Sara back gay youth and Alberta GSA bill

 

Todrick Hall

Todrick Hall.jpg

Genre: R & B/Pop

Identity: Gay

Latest album: Straight Otta Oz

Other Articles:

http://www.dallasobserver.com/arts/todrick-hall-opens-up-ahead-of-his-show-at-dallas-texas-theatre-10160351

https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/pride/8055051/todrick-hall-behind-the-curtain-interview

 

Troye Sivan

Troye Sivan.jpg

Genre: Electropop

Identity: gay

Latest album: Blue Neighborhood (2015)

Other Articles:

http://attitude.co.uk/kylie-minogue-sam-smith-and-troye-sivan-and-more-celebrate-australia-equal-marriage-yes-vote/

http://www.mtv.co.uk/troye-sivan/news/troye-sivan-teases-second-album-and-new-music-video

 

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