Becoming a role model as an artist or celebrity comes with great pressure and responsibility, especially when representing the LGBTQ+ community. Decades of fighting, protests, and campaigns have eased the pressures that this community faces however, there is still a long way to go.
It has been nearly 50 years since the first march for gay rights took place in Washington in October 1979. These marches and protests amongst many others have lit a fire in the hearts of future generations, and to this day, events like these take place to let the world know that “Pride is for everyone.”
In honor of LGBTQ+ History month, we take a look at the artists who have, despite sometimes facing criticism and backlash, used their platforms to raise awareness and beat the stereotypes and stigma that many members of this community face.