The pressure faced by celebrities, artists, and people of influence is great, especially when also part of the LGBTQ+ community. Many musical artists who identify members of this community have chosen to use their platforms for good, letting the world know they are out and proud and should be able to be so without judgment.
While many activists over the last century have fought, protested, and campaigned for the acceptance of LGBTQ+ people, there are sadly still many people in this community who face prejudice and judgment on a daily basis.
Successful musicians can be such valuable voices in the fight for acceptance. This is because they generally have the ability to quickly reach a wide audience of people from a variety of backgrounds. From Elton John to Lil Nas X, here are some of the most Iconic LGBTQ+ artists who used their voices to let the world know it’s ok to be gay!