During a recent interview with NME he offers his thoughts on what the New York Times called ‘The Age of the Twink’
We rounded up some of our favorite queer rappers that we’d also like to see ride the wave of success, just like their straight peers.
She’s been churning out chart-topping dance tracks for a decade, and now the pop and TV star chats about her very first headlining tour
Witty, loud, unabashedly queer (and often times, horny).
When the stars of ‘Vox Lux’ sat down at a recent SAG screening, we learned which songs are Jude Law’s and Natalie Portman’s karaoke go-tos
Spanning former ‘Drag Race’ competitors and queens who made careers long before the series, these are some of our favorite musicians
He was met with homophobia as a young kid, but these days he’s all grown up, living authentically, with a debut album under his belt
He went from ‘American Idol’ to the first openly gay artist to top the Billboard albums chart, and here’s what we know about his new album
There’s long been a political component to punk music, and queer hardcore bands have picked up the mantle of fighting for queer rights
Several pop and rock musicians have in the past issued cease-and-desist letters to conservative politicians
This week Jeff Weiss, writer for the Washington Post, penned a scathing takedown of white rapper and his inaugural Posty Fest
Oh, ghoul, your Halloween party playlist just got spookier thanks to drag queen Pissi Myles and musician Nate Walker, who have released a monster mashup you’ll just die for. The duo are serving up tricks and treats this All Hallows Eve in their new video “Monster Mashup,” which dropped earlier today […]
Gay Music, LGBTQ Singers and Queer Artists
Hey there gay music lovers. Welcome to Hornet’s coverage of what the cool kids are listening to these days.
Today’s music landscape is more diverse than ever. It seems like a new genre pops up every other week. Indie bands and underground house shows are quickly gaining traction and winning the support of a few die-hard fans. With innovations in digital music recording and distribution, just about anyone can create a track on their own and upload it online for all of their friends to listen to. Starting a page on Spotify or iTunes only takes a few minutes, and presto, you’re in the music business.
DIY Music Making
All of this DIY music making has led to some interesting results over the past several years. More bands and musicians are taking risks with their work in order to reach audiences that are looking for something other than poppy mainstream hits. This also means that more LGBTQ musicians have a platform to make a name for themselves. Queer music is everywhere. Shockingly enough, we even have openly gay country music singers like Billy Gilman and Ty Herndon. Major pop stars like Lady Gaga, a long-time supporter of the LGBTQ community, are openly talking and singing about their same-sex experiences and bi-curious tendencies.
Even before this new golden age of indie music, gay people have been expressing themselves with music for decades. Edgy music videos in the 1980s and gender-bending artists like David Bowie made waves in years past when they expanded society’s understanding of what it means to be male, female or somewhere in between.
If you’re looking for a hot new gay artist to swoon over, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find all of Hornet’s gay music industry coverage right here. From WTF moments on the red carpet to who’s coming out of the closet, get your fill of all things gay with a melody.