Music is a huge part of our society. We celebrate popular musicians, TV shows promise the masses that anyone can be a music star and we’ll live in muddy fields for days to hear out favourite bands live.
With queer music there’s an edge. At gigs, especially in small venues, you’ll find you’re briefly part of a community as you share the experience with loved ones and strangers alike. Queer audiences brought together by the music allow us to be ourselves, even if we’re back in the closet at the end of the show. Whether you’re a fan of Lady Gaga, Tegan and Sara, or John Grant, we come together at their performances because they are one of us.
Being out and successful they show us actually maybe anyone can make it relying on their talent more than anything else. Their gigs are spaces where people won’t shout at you for kissing your girlfriend and through their music they put a spotlight on queer life today helping us to change the world.