Val’s Favorite LGBTQ Musicians – [WATCH]

June is here, and that means it’s Pride Month!

I can’t let this month go by without acknowledging some of the most amazing LGBTQ artists that hard rock and heavy metal (heck, music for that matter!) have ever seen.

First, let’s get into what Pride Month is. It’s a month dedicated to remembering the Stonewall Uprising which forced the country to acknowledge its LGBTQ community it was well past time to do so. The Library of Congress explains, “June 28, 1969 marks the beginning of the Stonewall Uprising, a series of events between police and LGBTQ+ protesters that stretched over six days. It was not the first time police raided a gay bar, and it was not the first time LGBTQ+ people fought back, but the events that would unfold over the next six days would fundamentally change the nature of LGBTQ+ activism in the United States.”

This is a wonderful community. This is there time. Celebrate with me?

Full disclosure before you watch my video: I’m a basic, straight, white girl – I’m positive that I’ve messed up some terminology here and do apologize for that. I’m learning. I really just wanted to make this to celebrate some amazing people.