The greatest LGBTQ musicians of all time

In essence, the contributions of LGBTQ musicians are twofold. They’ve  enriched our playlists, for sure, but they’ve also amplified important  conversations about identity, acceptance, and love.

Bursting onto the scene in the ’70s, his blend of pop, rock, and glamour made him an instant icon.

Sir Elton John

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George Michael

On air, Michael got real about being gay, admitting it and letting out a  sigh of relief at finally being candid about this part of his life.

Melissa Etheridge

Melissa Etheridge, the rock star known for her gritty voice and poignant lyrics, has been a force in music since the ’80s.

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Queen’s lead vocalist Freddie Mercury was a queer icon whose impact transcended his tragic death in 1991.

Freddie Mercury


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