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29 LGBTQIA+ Icons in Rock + Metal

29 LGBTQIA+ Icons in Rock + Metal

Happy pride month everyone!

June is the commemorative LGBTQIA+ Pride Month, in honor of the Stonewall Riots that occurred in June of 1969. The uprising was in response to a police raid that occurred in Greenwich Village, N.Y., and is considered the single most important event to spark the gay liberation movement.

It’s been 54 years since the riots took place, and while progress has been made, the LGBTQIA+ community has suffered a great deal of oppression while fighting to be seen as equals – they still do today.

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In honor of celebrating pride month, we’ve compiled a gallery of LGBTQIA+ figures in the rock and metal community, which includes¬†Judas Priest‘s Rob Halford, Queen‘s Freddie Mercury, David Bowie, Halestorm‘s Lzzy Hale and many others. These are brilliant musicians who are either lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or pansexual.

29 LGBTQIA+ Icons in Rock + Metal

These are some of the LGBTQIA+ icons of the rock and metal world.

Gallery Credit: Lauryn Schaffner

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Gallery Credit: Taylor Markarian