I thought there’d been a thread on this already… evidently not.
I just watched this video of Trixie Mattel and Lavender Country and it got me so teary. if you don’t know Lavender Country already you must listen to the self-titled album which is often referred to as the first gay country album. Totally essential listening (thank you @jordan_229 for turning me on to his music).
They weren’t around long, which was a shame, think getting picked up by Pitchfork and a lot of more mainstream media made them call it quits because they always intended to be more outsider. Trans day of revenge is really great though.
One of the things that’s been genuinely brilliant in raising a couple of queer offspring is how many prominent musicians, like Julien, there are who are out and singing things they identify with. I think almost all the music I heard growing up (even sung by people I later learned were gay!) was massively heteronormative and it’s great for my kids that there are voices they love using pronouns they relate to when telling love stories etc.