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7 Iconic Musicians You May Know Not Were LGBTQ+

Freddie Mercury

Lead vocalist of the legendary rock band Queen, Freddie Mercury was bisexual. His flamboyant stage presence and powerful voice made him one of the most iconic figures in music history

Elton John

A prolific singer-songwriter known for his elaborate costumes and piano-driven hits, Elton John came out as bisexual in the mid-1970s and later as gay. He has been a prominent advocate for LGBTQ+ rights

Janis Ian

An American folk singer-songwriter, Janis Ian came out as a lesbian in 1993. She gained fame in the 1960s with her song "Society's Child" and continued to produce music that resonated with audiences

David Bowie

 A groundbreaking artist known for his innovative music and androgynous persona, David Bowie identified as bisexual. His influence on music, fashion, and culture is immeasurable

Tegan and Sara

Identical twin sisters Tegan and Sara Quin are Canadian indie-pop musicians known for their catchy melodies and introspective lyrics. Both sisters are openly gay and have been vocal advocates for LGBTQ+ rights


A flamboyant pianist and entertainer, Liberace was a major figure in the entertainment industry in the 1950s and 1960s. Though he never publicly came out during his lifetime, he was known to be gay and lived

Billy Tipton

An American jazz musician and bandleader, Billy Tipton lived as a man for his entire adult life and had a successful career in the jazz scene. It wasn't until his death in 1989 that it was revealed that he was assigned female