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Four Queer Musicians You Need In Your Life

April 5, 20173 min read

David Bowie

While most of you have heard of the legend and heard his music, some of you probably didn’t know he is a queer Icon. Bowie came out as gay in the 70s while married to his wife and then came out again as bi in the early 80s. He was one of the first musicians ever to come out and has been a pioneer in the community ever since. Until the day he died, Bowie was an advocate for the LGBTQ community and made people within the community feel like it was okay to be who they really were and love who they are.

Song recommendations: ‘Starman‘, ‘Under Pressure‘, ‘Changes‘, ‘Modern Love‘, ‘Suffragette City‘, ‘Space Oddity‘, ‘Rebel Rebel‘Lets Dance


Yet another known queer musician who did wonders for the LBGTQ community. Prince did not conform to gender norms, and Prince made that very clear through speeches, wardrobe and one of the most telling things: Prince’s symbol. Prince’s symbol, also known as the “love symbol”, is well known because it truly represents Prince and all they stand for. Prince’s music touched millions over the decades and similar to Bowie, Prince was an advocate for the LGBTQ community up until their death.

Song recommendations: ‘1999‘, ‘Little Red Corvette‘, ‘You Got the Look‘, ‘If I Was Your Girlfriend

Laura Jane Grace

Laura is the lead singer of the band Against Me! She has recently come to fame along with her band. She has written many songs about being trans and hinted about wanting to transition before coming out and becoming her true self. She kicks ass, is a trans activist, and is a huge supporter of the LGBTQ community.

Song recommendations: ‘Thrash Unreal‘, ‘I Was a Teenage Anarchist‘, ‘Stop‘, ‘Fuckmylife666‘, ‘White People For Peace‘, ‘True Trans Soul Rebel‘, ‘Walking is Still Honest‘ 

Joan Jett

Perhaps one of the most influential musicians of all time, Joan Jett has been a huge success for decades producing songs loved by the whole world. While Joan never disclosed her sexual identity, she has had relationships with both men and women, and she has done a lot for the LGBTQ community. Joan is never afraid to be who she really is and she kicks ass at whatever she does.

Song recommendations: ‘Bad Reputation‘, ‘I Love Rock and Roll‘, ‘I Hate Myself for Loving You‘, ‘Crimson and Clover‘, ‘Nag‘, ‘Doing Alright With the Boys‘,’ Love Me Two Times’, ‘Dirty Deeds


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Gali Zaharchook-Williams

Hi Im Gali, I'm a 17 year old activist living in portland oregon. Ive got a lot of angst and a lot to say, so I hope you enjoy reading it!