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post Jun 12 2016, 09:21 PM
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a good percentage (maybe even a majority?) of us here on the forum are LGBTQ, and the recent news coming out of orlando is upsetting and emotionally taxing for many of us i'm sure. i've had to force myself to do something other than helplessly staring at twitter so instead i'm building a playlist on spotify of some of my favorite LGBTQ music.

so, this thread: share your favorite songs/albums by LGBTQ musicians, your favorite LGBTQ musicians in general, or any song/album/musician (LGBTQ or otherwise) that you feel has helped you in navigating your own sexuality. all genres/styles welcome, from slutty pop anthems to 30-minute drone pieces. you can post a simple youtube video or include a tearful, diaristic essay about why the song/album/musician is so important to you (as i probably will).

so share away <3


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post Jun 12 2016, 09:27 PM
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I always thought queer was an offensive term like fag thinking.gif
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post Jun 12 2016, 09:27 PM
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There are SO many other more suitable and less awful words to use instead of "queer".
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post Jun 12 2016, 09:32 PM
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The word seems to be in the middle of being 'reclaimed' at the moment.
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post Jun 12 2016, 09:40 PM
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"queer" is historically a slur but it's become commonly used in lgbtq discourse as a self-descriptor and as an all-encompassing term for the myriad sexual/gender identities. i'm quite used to the term and to using it, but obviously i don't know how others feel. i'll change it to "lgbtq" and i apologize to anyone i offended.
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post Jun 12 2016, 09:43 PM
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i know a lot of musical artists claim themselves to be queer artists (Mykki Blanco being a BIG one) so it depends on ur stance
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post Jun 12 2016, 10:10 PM
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Queer isn't offensive unless you're deliberately using it offensively. There are loads of 'Queer film festivals', 'queer publications' etc.

Anyway Tegan and Sara are one of my favourite Queer artists. Same with Years & Years, Shamir, Elton John, Kaytranada.
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post Jun 13 2016, 05:04 AM
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QUOTE(*Tim @ Jun 12 2016, 10:27 PM) *
I always thought queer was an offensive term like fag thinking.gif


The Q seems superfluous anyway, as the G surely covers it?


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post Jun 13 2016, 07:27 AM
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QUOTE(vidcapper @ Jun 13 2016, 05:04 AM) *
The Q seems superfluous anyway, as the G surely covers it?

no.
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post Jun 13 2016, 05:56 PM
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Lmao BACK TO TOPIC.

Savage Garden and The Pet Shop Boys are two of the most influential gay musicians, and they came from a time where it was less acceptable and still managed to have phenomenal success, which I think is great!

Obviously Years & Years, and I love Halsey - definitely two of the most influential on the current pop/indie pop scene right now.

Adam Lambert and Clay Aiken are also two great ones.
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post Jun 13 2016, 06:02 PM
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Troye Sivan or this discussion is invalid
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post Jun 13 2016, 06:04 PM
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Out of those not already mentioned, the other artists/groups that feature LGBTQ members that came to mind were Scissor Sisters and Frank Ocean. Both very different musically laugh.gif But both incredible.
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post Jun 13 2016, 07:51 PM
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Halsey and Lynn Gunn (PVRIS) for sure heart.gif
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post Jun 13 2016, 07:52 PM
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k.d lang is essential.
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post Jun 13 2016, 07:57 PM
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Anything and everything by Troye Sivan. This song in particular is relevant to this topic, really emotional lyrics about struggling with your sexuality, a song that I and no doubt many others can relate to:



Years & Years also, I love how proud Olly is of his sexuality and the statement he wrote on the recent Desire video.
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post Jun 13 2016, 11:27 PM
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I really like ANOHNI's album Hopelessness, it's so dramatic and beautiful, makes for this very intense heartbreaking listen. It's the kind of music that makes me weak in the knees. I really recommend.

Halsey, who has already been mentioned by two people, including one of the people responsible for bringing her into my life, is also very good.

Vanessa Carlton has been one of my favourites for the past few years. Addictive! She came out as bisexual on stage.

I'm also going to see Sigur Rós (the lead singer is gay, I'm not sure about the rest of the band members) live next week. Stunning, emotionally powerful music. Can't wait to experience them in a live setting.
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Oh wait how could I forget Neon Trees?

Purely for Tyler Glenn being an out gay Mormon which is legendary in itself. Still in awe of his artistic prowess. If you check out this song from his solo project, the visuals and the lyrics combined are so powerful and pretty much paint the struggles he faces:



(Plus he went to my high school so I guess that's a bit of bias right there but I've stanned Tyler/Neon Trees for a while ~)
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post Jun 14 2016, 12:20 AM
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Ricky Martin. What an utter god.

She Bangs & Livin' La Vida Loca were the sound track to my childhood. Explains a lot...

QUOTE(vidcapper @ Jun 13 2016, 06:04 AM) *
The Q seems superfluous anyway, as the G surely covers it?

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post Jun 14 2016, 12:29 AM
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Does Katy Perry qualify since she used the topic of homosexuality to launch her solo career and become a sex icon for straight males worldwide?

Asking for a friend.



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post Jun 14 2016, 04:47 PM
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Years & Years, Lady Gaga, Christine and the Queens.
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