The music video for new track “Hit Me” features a completely new look, complete with platinum hair and beard
It’s not every year that a queer techno BDSM group performs at Eurovision, and Hatari is already sparking drama
He teaches us all a thing or two about the power and fury of queer punk rock by laying out some of its most important moments
The pop icon celebrated the track’s 30th anniversary on social media, recalling the drama behind the hit song
She faces accusations of exploitation as a straight artist who caused the prices of Manchester Pride tickets to soar
Slick let the chicken franchise use her song in a commercial, then gave the proceeds to Lambda Legal
She passed away at her Nashville home and leaves behind a legacy of stellar R&B music
Opening the ceremony in a non-traditional way, Lambert and Queen will be kick-off the awards with a blowout performance
The new album makes it clear that she knows exactly who she is, thank you very much, and she will control her destiny from here on out
The Grammy Awards was definitely ladies night, which almost makes up for this year’s horrible Super Bowl halftime show
In 1985, a gay industrial duo released a dark cover of “Tainted Love” that remains the most artistic charity single ever… and its AIDS-themed video is even better.
Ahead of the album’s release, Hornet sat down with Aja to discuss the personal significance and story behind each track
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.