June 8, 2015


13 Awesome Artists Who Don't Conform to Gender & Sexuality Norms

#1Big Freedia

Big Freedia is not only responsible for bringing bounce music to a mainstream audience (almost on her lonesome, we'll give her that—she's definitely the biggest name in the genre) but has also become one of the most recognizable names and faces in the trans community. In an interview with OUT Magazine, the Fuse star spilled all for those confused about gender pronouns,

"This is how I look at it: When it comes to the pronouns he/she, I'm comfortable with who I am, and I'm more than sure Ru [Paul] is comfortable with who he is, and all of the people on Drag Race. Sometimes the fans get... it's whatever they feel comfortable with. I have fans who say 'he' all the time; I have fans who say 'she' all the time. I'm confident in who I am, and I know what I stand for. When they say either/or, I'm not affected by either/or because, like I said, I know who I am.

Whatever makes my fans comfortable—to be able to call me 'he' or 'she,'—I'll allow. I let them have the freedom to choose either one. I'm more than sure that's the same way they feel on Drag Race. A lot of people just can't accept the fact of calling a man 'she.' I totally understand that, and it's never offensive to me, because I was born a man, my preferred pronoun is she—but it's not a big thing to me."

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