Guys, it’s Pride month, so I’m here to support all my queer artists & wanted to share a few with you all! There’s definitely not enough queer voices in music, but I’m glad to highlight these artists who are representative of the community.
Sam has been a staple artist representing the LGBTQ community, recently coming out as gender nonbinary, meaning they do not identify as male nor female. Sam has also been openly gay (I believe) since they emerged in the music industry. Their voice is AMAZING & I cannot wait for the opportunity when I get to witness it live.
I’ve always admired Troye’s music, voice & loved him for the queer kween that he is! He came out as gay on Youtube in 2013 & I’ve always known him to be open about his sexuality. I am obsessed with his songs, “Wild,” & “My My My!” Having shared the stage with Taylor Swift, he’s someone you don’t want to miss out on when it comes to music. His latest release is his song, “Take Yourself Home.”
Previously a member of the band, Fifty Harmony, Lauren has since been flying solo in the music industry, doing her own thing. She came out as bisexual in 2016 & has since been open about her sexuality. “Make all the love you want with whoever the f–k you want. Why are you gonna waste your time hating yourself ‘cause of who you like or who you wanna f–k? You might not even like them, you might just wanna f–k them, and that’s fine,” she proclaimed.
I have always looked up to Demi with how open she is about her struggles & more recently her sexuality. She commented a few years ago “I’m very fluid…I think love is love. You can find it in any gender. I like the freedom of being able to flirt with whoever I want.” She has always turned to her music to captivate her hardships in life & I admire her so much for being so open with us, especially being in the lime light.
Ever since I started following Hayley, I have always known her to be out & proud, claiming 2018 as the year of 20gayteen. It was her trend, her movement, her honesty & boldness. Having been a voice for the LGBTQ+ community first before getting recognized for her music. Her advocacy & fight for justice at the forefront while also being a staple in her music, lyrics, etc. Her song “Curious” was my JAM.
Having been obsessed with her song, “1950,” & being disappointed she wasn’t the opener on the Harry Styles tour I attended, I’ve always had an ear for her music. Her real name is Mikaela Straus, & interestingly enough I just read that her genderqueer identity helped play a role in naming herself King Princess. She states: “It’s very in-between and fluid.” Her latest album release called “Cheap Queen” was just released this year, GO SPIN DAT SHIT.
Lil Nas X
Can I peg him our country gay cowboy? Maybe, maybe not, but Lil Nas X is breaking so many barriers being black & gay in the category of country music. He has opened up about his sexuality & been able to express that through his music. His smash hit “Old Town Road” CRUUUUUSHED, but didn’t make it in country radio without the help of Billy Ray Cyrus on the song. LET THE BLACK GAY MAN SHINE, yo. He came out on social media and left us little hints along the way before that could have pointed us to his sexuality. Excited to continue to follow his journey.
Another bisexual kweeeeen, Halsey has always been a loud voice when it comes to breaking down barriers in terms of what bisexuality means. In 2017, she tweeted “So if I’m dating a guy I’m straight, and if I date a woman, I’m a lesbian…The only way to be a #True bisexual is to date 2 people at once.” She’s been very vocal about diminishing that narrative to help others understand what being bisexual means & is.
I can’t have this list & NOT include this beauty!!!! Lizzo has blown the fck up these past couple years & I am so ecstatic about that. She has discussed that her sexuality is fluid & that gender doesn’t matter to her. She also has been such a huge influence when it comes to body positivity & loving yourself no matter what. She is a true modern woman, sticking up for what she believes & being a voice for others who are afraid to speak up. She is definitely her own soulmate…