50 Queer Music Icons Who Changed The World


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LGBTQ musicians have been pushing for change since the 1920s, with singers such as Bessie Smith crooning about same-sex liaisons almost 100 years ago—long before Frankie Goes to Hollywood were telling everyone to "Relax." Featuring beautifully illustrated portraits and profiles, 50 Queer Musicians Who Changed the World is a celebration of artists who became icons, and broke new ground through song, forever changing the face of music and popular culture. From legendary figures such as Freddie Mercury, Little Richard, and George Michael, to bands like Bronski Beat, The Scissor Sisters, The XX, and The Petshop Boys, and more contemporary figures including Frank Ocean, Beth Ditto, and Rufus Wainright, these are the people who made an unforgettable impact. Elegantly illustrated and packaged, these stories make utterly inspirational reading. Hardcover; 120 pages.