Homosexuality in the music world

Many famous people in the world of music industry have made coming out in the past decades. Some of them were accepted by the majority and others were considered as big scandal depending of the period. As the gays and lesbians won their battles, the celebrities in the music and in the cinema industry began to show their colours and who they really are to everyone. Here is a list of several famous musicians who have affirmed their homosexuality in recent years. Here is a list of several famous musicians and singer who have affirmed their homosexuality in the recent years : Elton John, Freddie Mercury, Ariane Moffatt, Lady Gaga, Adam Lambert, Melissa Etheridge, Sam Smith, Drew Barrymore, George Michael, Tracy Chapman, Britney Spears and many more. All theses people contributes to help teenagers in their processus of coming out. They clearly show that the gay community is based on mutual aid and solidarity. There are many ways that celebrities make coming out. For example, Billy Gilman, a 26-years-old country singer, made a coming out in a youtube video. He says : "not because I'm ashamed of being a gay male artist, or a gay artist, or a gay person. But it's pretty silly to know that I'm ashamed of doing this ... because I'm in a genre, in an industry, that is ashamed of me for being me." It shows that as normal people, the famous people are afraid of coming out because they fear that their fans or their producer will be disappointed or chocked. They are a unique model for young fans who follow them regularly. They are a model of courage and pride for many gays and lesbians in the world. However, homosexuality has not always been so well regarded. In fact, the music industry didn't seem as open as we think of the coming out of their artists in the past centuries. Fortunately, many homosexuals artists assert themselves anyway and wanted to show who they really were to their fans. Nowadays, the music industry have been feeling increasingly encouraging not only to   bring the artists to accept their sexuality and gender identity, but to feel comfortable asserting that identity in public.

Works Cited

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