Transgender musicians are making their voices heard. From punk rock to hip-hop to folk, trans musicians are showcasing their talents across countless genres and making statements while doing so. In , Against Me! Others, such as Shea Diamond , declare their identities while seen proudly dancing around New York. Here are 10 trans musicians that you need to know. Shea Diamond. Anohni is not afraid of tackling topics often considered controversial. Skylar Kergil.
Music has always been a home for the outliers—for those who live in the margins, whom society at large is uneasy to accept. Although transgender, nonbinary and gender nonconforming musicians have always existed, widespread societal prejudice has often kept them from being open about their identities. And in that spirit: a selection of songs by trans, nonbinary and gender nonconforming artists whose music runs the gamut in terms of sound and genre, but shares an undercurrent of beauty wrought bright by truth. In this catchy, synth-loaded track by genderfluid musician Dorian Electra, the common heteronormative understanding of masculinity is cracked open and reformulated entirely.
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Nonbinary Musicians? I saw the music thread, and I'm wondering what NB folks make music? I make a few kinds but my main thing is some soundcloud rap I can link if someone wants. But, i'm curious as to who all here makes something themselves, any style of music at all. I think Ezra Furman is NB? Either way, their music is awesome.
Untitled by Juliana Huxtable, Something undeniable is happening. Social media is vibrating with an impending sense of revolution, and the inescapable results of this can be found in hidden pockets of our youth culture. Slowly but surely, people are finding themselves, they are coming out of hiding for all to see, and they are not compromising. They are they. They are genderqueer, genderfluid, genderquestioning. Whatever you want to call it, the way we see gender is finally changing. We are in the fledging stages of this revolutionthis mass awareness of the gender questionand still working out what the right words are.