Lesbiangaybisexual and transgender LGBT music is grouping of musical genres that focus on the experiences of gender and sexual minorities   as a product of the broad gay liberation movement. LGBT music spans the entire spectrum of popular music. Others such as Ariana Grande and Britney Spears are allies; they support the community but have expressed they are straight.
List of the Greatest Gay Icons in Music, ranked by fans. Gay icons come in all shapes and sizes. Some are fiercely bold divas, while others are openly gay and work to promote LGBT-centric issues, like gay rights and same-sex marriage.
Overnight, the year-old Atlanta native — born Montero Lamar Hill — became the biggest gay pop star in the world. That he did so in the orbit of hip-hop and country, genres that have historically snubbed queer artists, was groundbreaking. But this is still a genre that has never been supportive of change.
We all know that Troye Sivan is gay and Miley Cyrus is pansexual, but there are a number of lesser known musicians that are openly queer. We wanted to put Jason Mraz first simply because he came out as bisexual earlier this week. I really like that. The 25 year-old singer-songwriter gained national coverage for undergoing gender transition surgery at an early age.
Five years ago, Patrick Haggerty went from playing nursing homes to touring nationally and getting write-ups in Rolling Stone and Pitchfork. The attention came despite the fact the nowyear-old country musician and Washington native hadn't released an album in over 40 years. It came because Haggerty's project Lavender Countrywhich released a self-titled album inhad been resurrected from obscurity, dubbed the creators of the "first gay country album" and enshrined in country music history.
But Hayley Kiyoko, the pop star known to her fans as "Lesbian Jesus," saw otherwise. We can and should do better. Expressions of queer identities in popular music have evolved dramatically in the last few years.
But this is not in any way meant to be a definitive list; the field is just too wide to narrow to 50 songs. Pride month itself has a number of meanings and uses: a party, a chance to reflect on our history and think about the challenges we have in the present and going forward, a reason to connect with others and think about how all of us view community, a fierce legacy of radicalism and liberatory praxis. Jes Skolnik is a writer, editor, and musician who splits their time between Chicago and New York.
There has to be some significance in the fact that June is the month to honor both the LGBTQ community and black music. While already facing the ever-present challenges inherent to blackness, a number of black musicians have still been gallant enough to claim sexual identities that could hamper their success. Blanco, whose real name is Michael Quattlebaum Jr.
As inherently political conversations about resistance, rights, and representation continue to grow and emerge, PAPERlike many of you, can't help but find ways to usher these vital discussions forward. Forget what you've heard: despite discrimination, laws, and even violence, we believe it's always a great day to be lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, an ally. Related Women Revolutionizing Pop. Below, we present a range of 50 powerful musicians changing the industry at large, some with mainstream clout, but all are people innovating within their chosen genres and communities.