The specific problem is: Bluesy-folk singer Tracy Chapman's music is rarely upbeat and gay, but that's alright: You can also vote any down if you don't think they should be near the top. Some queer men were in, some were out and some straight men revelled in what is now recognised as a queer aesthetic — the haze of glitter blurred everything. Like many of the singers on this list, Chris Willis got his start in gospel before branching out to other genres. Check out the list of icons below and vote up your favorites.
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Though this rotating troupe of Oakland-based musicians disbanded ineight years after they first appeared at Stanford University, the heady double-D helped pioneer the queer hip-hop wave many of the artists here rode into their own careers. Born Yitz Jordan in Baltimore, Y-Love's career centers mostly in Brooklyn, where he's become one of the most notable members of a growing Hassidic Jewish hip-hop scene. American pianist Liberace was famously closeted and vehemently denying allegations of homosexuality until his death insuing a Daily Mirror columnist for insinuating his sexuality. An increase in pro-LGBT laws and artists condemning homophobia in their music populated much of the s. Popular Music, Identity and Queer World-making.