LGBT musicians

 Artists of color are bolded. 

lesbian/bi/other

  • Adrianne - lesbian alt rock artist
  • Adult Mom - Indie pop band, queer
  • Alex Lahey - alt/indie rock, lesbian
  • Alex the Astronaut - Alternative Pop, lesbian
  • Alix Dobkin - 1970s lesbian folk music, lesbian
  • Alix Olson - Early 00s alternative and spoken word
  • Ally Hills - youtuber pop, lesbian
  • Alma - pop
  • Amanda Palmer - Alt Pop, bisexual
  • Amandla Stenberg - R&B inspired Pop, lesbian
  • Amy Winehouse - ballads
  • Ana Carolina - Brazilian pop/ballad singer, bisexual
  • Aneta Langerova - Czech lesbian singer 
  • Anne-Marie - pop, bi/pan
  • Angel Haze - Rap, pansexual
  • Angie - Hiphop inspired Pop, pan/bi
  • Ani Difranco - 90s Folk, bisexual
  • Asha Santee - folk
  • Austra - electronic music band 
  • Azealia Banks - Rap/Hiphop, bisexual
  • Bad cop/bad cop - band fronted by a bi lady 
  • be steadwell - R&B/alt pop, queer
  • Beatrice Eli - Pop
  • Bec Sandridge - Pop
  • Bella Thorne - pop, bisexual
  • Beth Ditto - pop/ballads, bisexual
  • Bikini Kill - Riot grrrl band 
  • Bitch and Animal - Folk pop band, lesbian
  • Boyskout - early 00s pop
  • Brandi Carlisle - Americana/Folk
  • Brandy Clark - country 
  • BRE-Z - hiphop/rap
  • Caitlyn Scarlett - hiphop inspired pop
  • Camp Cope - alt rock band 
  • Catey Shaw - pop singer-songwriter
  • Catie Curtis - folk rock singer-songwriter
  • Celeste Carballo - Argentinian singer
  • Charlotte Day Wilson - R&B ballads
  • Chastity Brown - folk 
  • Chelsea Shag - pop artist
  • Chely Wright - country/folk
  • Cheryl Wheeler - folk/country
  • Christine and the queens - pop
  • Chynna - rap, bisexual
  • Clairo - alt pop, bisexual
  • Claire Waldoff - german 1920s cabaret singer 
  • Coeur de pirate - pop
  • Courtney Barnett - indie rock/indie pop
  • Coyote Grace - folk group with a trans man and lesbian
  • Cyberbully mom club - indie pop band
  • Cris Williamson - 80s lesbian folk
  • Cupcakke - rap, bisexual
  • Daisy O Connor - folk
  • Danhana - kpop, lesbian
  • Destroy Boys - smaller indie punk rock band 
  • DEV - pop
  • Demi Lovato - pop, bisexual
  • disappear fear
  • Dizzy Fae - R&B, queer 
  • Dresden dolls - dark caberet duo led by Amanda Palmer 
  • Dodie Clark - youtuber alt pop, bi
  • The Dollyrots - punk pop rock
  • Domo Wilson - rap, lesbian
  • Doria Roberts - early 00s pop, lesbian 
  • Dream Wife - indie rock
  • Dusty Springfield
  • Dyke Drama - rock
  • Elektra - early 00s pop
  • Elena Pogrebizhskaya - russian singer 
  • Ellen Oleria - Brazilian acoustic singer 
  • Ember Swift - early 00s folk pop
  • Erin Mckeown
  • Etta Bond - R&B/pop
  • Fatty Cakes and the puff pastries - indie 
  • Ferron - folk music/womens music 
  • Fit for rivals - hardcore band fronted by a lesbian 
  • Fletcher - pop
  • Fly Bye - indie band 
  • Frankie Cosmos - alternative
  • Frankie Simone - pop, queer 
  • GA31 - futuristic Brazilian music, lesbian
  • Gia - pop
  • Gianna Nannini - italian singer-songwriter
  • Gina Young - riot grrrl inspired rock
  • Gioaia Bruno - italian singer 
  • girl in red - alternative pop, lesbian
  • GIRLI - uhhh idek how to describe her music
  • Girlpool - folk/alternative
  • Girlyman - alternative/folk
  • God is my copilot - punk rock
  • God-des & She - hiphop/rap
  • Gossip - indie rock
  • Grace Petrie - folk, lesbian
  • Grace Petrie and the PC Brigade - folk
  • GRLwood - riot grrrl inspired punk rock
  • Halsey - pop, bisexual
  • Hayley Kiyoko - pop, lesbian
  • Heavens to Betsy - rock
  • Holly Miranda - alt pop
  • Holly Near - folk/cabaret
  • Hunter Valentine - alt rock band
  • Hurray for the Riff Raff - indie rock band
  • IAMDDB -hiphop/rap, queer 
  • Isabela Nobrega - indie pop
  • It was romance - indie rock
  • Indigo Girls - lesbian folk duo
  • Jamie Anderson - folk
  • Janelle Monae - hiphop/pop/rap, pan
  • Janis Ian - folk
  • Janis Joplin - rock/soul/blues, bi
  • Jasmine Kennedy - folk
  • Jay Som - alternative pop 
  • Jehnny Beth - french musician
  • Jen Cloher - alternative
  • Jen Foster - folk pop
  • Jenny Owens Young - indie pop/indie folk/alt rock
  • Jess Glynn - pop/r&b/dance
  • Ji Nilson - pop
  • Judy Small - folk
  • Julia Sinclair/Sinclair - singer songwriter 
  • Julia Weldon - pop
  • Julia Volkova - russian, the bi member of tatu 
  • Julien Baker - alt and indie rock/folk
  • K.D Lang - lesbian 90s folk pop
  • Kaki King - indie rock
  • Kate Nash - pop, bisexual
  • Kate Reid - indie, lesbian
  • Kehlani - R&B/pop, queer 
  • Kelela - R&B, queer 
  • Kesha - Pop/dance, bisexual
  • Kina Grannis - indie artist
  • King Princess - Pop, lesbian
  • Kitty - pop 
  • Kodie Shane - Rap/Hiphop, queer 
  • Ladyhawke - Electric pop
  • Lady Gaga - Electric pop, bisexual
  • Lady Lamb - indie rock/indie folk
  • Lady Sovereign - hiphop/pop/grime
  • Laura Marling - alternative pop
  • Laura Nyro - 80s rock
  • Lauren Jauregui - pop, bisexual
  • Lauren Ruth Ward - rock, lesbian
  • Lauren Sanderson - R&B, lesbian
  • Lavender Country - Country/folk
  • Le Tigre - electronic rock/electroclash/dance-punk
  • Lesbians on Ectasy - Rock
  • Lesley Gore - lesbian 60s era pop
  • Lights - electropop
  • Lindsey Jordan/Snail Mail - indie rock
  • Lipstick Homicide - rock
  • Lipstick Jodi - rock band 
  • Lovers - alternative/folk
  • Lowell - alternative pop, bisexual
  • LP - ballads
  • Lucie Blue Tremblay - lesbian 80s folk
  • Lucy Dacus - indie rock artist
  • Lucy Spraggan
  • Lucy & La Mer - pop
  • Luna Blake - r&b/soul
  • Lzzy Hale/Halestorm - hard rock/alt rock/alt metal, bi
  • Maggie Lindemann - pop
  • Mal Blum - alternative/indie
  • Mallu Magalhaes - Brazilian indie rock band 
  • Maman - lesbian kpop idol 
  • Mara Levi - britpop
  • Marika Hackman - indie rock, queer
  • Maris - indie pop, bisexual
  • Martha - indie pop punk
  • Mary Gauthier 
  • Mary Lambert - pop ballads, lesbian
  • Melange Lavonne - rap/hiphop
  • Melissa Etheridge - rock/alt rock/folk rock
  • Melissa Ferrick - folk pop
  • Meshell Ndeogeocello - funk/soul/jazz/hip-hop
  • Miki Ratsula - indie pop/indie acoustic
  • Miley Cyrus - pop/country, pansexual
  • Mirah - alternative pop/indie pop
  • Missy Higgins 
  • Moaning Lisa - indie rock
  • Mouth of babes - genderqueer and lesbian folk group 
  • MUNA - pop, queer 
  • Nakala - indie R&B
  • Natasha Kmeto - pop ballads
  • Natalie Zukerman - singer-songwriter
  • Naz & Ella - indie pop
  • Nervous but excited - lesbian folk duo 
  • Ness Nite - R&B/hiphop, lesbian
  • Nicole Dollanganger - alternative pop
  • Nicolette Forte - indie/alternative
  • Oh Pep! - indie/alt 
  • Otep - nu metal/rock
  • Palehound - folk/alt pop 
  • Pamela Means
  • Partner - soft/alt rock, lesbian
  • Patty Larkin - folk/urban pop
  • Peaches - genre crossing pop music
  • phem - genre crossing pop music
  • Princess Nokia - hiphop, bisexual
  • PVRIS - rock
  • Qiao Qiao - chinese lesbian singer
  • Rachel Cantu - alt/indie singer-songwriter
  • Renee Phoenix 
  • REYNA - pop
  • Ria Mae - pop/singer-songwriter
  • Rita Ora - pop/dance, bisexual
  • Saara Alto - pop/electropop
  • Sarah Skinner - pop
  • Sandra Mihanovich - argentinian
  • S.J Tucker - alternative/folk
  • SALES- electropop
  • Sami Grisafe - ballads
  • Sapphic Lasers - indie pop
  • Sara Renberg - indie rock
  • Sarah Skinner - trap pop
  • Screaming females - indie rock
  • See - electropop
  • Sequin Sally - alt pop/indie pop
  • Shura - pop
  • Sia - pop ballads
  • Silvana imam - swedish lesbian rapper
  • Sinead O Connor
  • Siya - rapper, lesbian
  • Sizzy Rocket - pop/electropop, bisexual
  • Skin - electronic dj
  • Sleater-Kinney - riot grrrl era rock
  • Sofya Wang - pop, lesbian
  • Soko - alt/indie pop, lesbian
  • Sophie B. Hawkins - 90s lesbian folk pop, pan
  • St. Vincent - electropop/indie rock, queer 
  • Starley
  • Syd - R&B, lesbian
  • Team Dresch - queercore band
  • Tegan and Sara - pop, lesbian 
  • Tender Forever - alternative pop
  • Teresa Trull - 80s lesbian folk
  • Thao & The Get Down Stay Down - alt/indie pop band
  • Theesatisfaction - alt hiphop/r&b
  • The Aces - poppy girl group
  • The Blow - alt pop/early 00s pop duo
  • The Butchies - late 90s butch lesbian soft rock band
  • The Degenerettes - rock band 
  • The Ditty Bops - britpop band
  • The Garden Verge - genderqueer & bi woman
  • The Greeting Committee -indie/folk band
  • The Internet - R&B band fronted by Syd, lesbian
  • The Japanese House - alt/indie pop
  • The Sounds/Marja Lvarsson
  • The Veronicas - pop/electropop
  • The xx - indie pop/indie rock trio
  • Tiara Thomas - R&B/hiphop, queer 
  • Tiffany Gouche - R&B, lesbian
  • Tinashe - 
  • Tret Fure
  • TT the Artist - rap/hiphop
  • TORRES - pop/alt pop
  • Torrey Mercer - indie pop
  • Toshi Reagon - folk/blues/gospel/funk
  • Tove Lo - pop
  • Tracy Chapman - 80s lesbian folk, lesbian
  • Tribe 8 - riot grrrl era punk rock
  • Two Nice Girls - 80s lesbian folk
  • Tyra B
  • Veruca Salt - indie rock
  • Von Grey - electropop/ballads
  • Whitney Lindquist - indie pop
  • Willow - pop/R&B/alt pop, bisexual
  • Wyvern Lingo - folk/folk pop
  • Young M.A - rap, lesbian
  • Zolita - pop, lesbian
  • Zoe Lewis - alternative/alt pop

gay/bi/other

  • A Great Big World - pop, gay member
  • Adam Lambert - pop, gay
  • Adore Delano - drag queen musician 
  • Aja - drag musician, rap
  • Anthony Rapp - broadway singer 
  • Arca - Venezuelan singer
  • Anthony Rapp
  • Anye Elite - rapper, gay
  • AVAN LAVA - pop band
  • Banda Uo - Brazillian band 
  • Baths/geotic - electronic/pop
  • Big Dippper - pop/rap
  • Big Freedia - queen of bounce, gay
  • Billie Joe Armstrong/Green day - emo boy rock
  • Billy Gilman - country
  • Bloc Party - english indie rock band
  • Blood Orange - alt/indie
  • Brayton Bowman - rhythm/blues singer-songwriter
  • Brett Every
  • Brendon Urie/Panic! at the disco - todays emo boy pop rock, pan
  • BROCKHAMPTON - hiphop/rap
  • Bronski Beat
  • Bronze Avery - pop
  • Cakes Da Killa - hiphop/rap/electronic
  • Calum Scott - pop
  • Cazwell - rapper
  • Christeene - drag musician
  • Conchita Wurst - drag musician, pop
  • Cub Sport - indie pop
  • David Bowie - 80s pop, bisexual
  • DJ Keoki - electronic musician and dj 
  • DreBae - hiphop/rap, gay
  • Double Duchess - dance/electronic duo
  • Doug Locke - pop/rhythm and blues 
  • Elton John - 70s/80s ballads
  • Erasure - synth pop/dance duo 
  • Ezra Furman - alt/ballads/acoustic
  • F*gatron
  • Felix Jaehn - electronic dance/tropical house
  • Fischerspooner - experimental pop/psychedelic duo
  • Frank Ocean - R&B, queer
  • Frankie Knuckles - house/dj
  • Freddie Mercury/Queen - rock
  • Gay Panic
  • Gary Floyd/the dicks - punk
  • Geo Louis
  • Greyson Chance 
  • Hard Ton - dance/disco/synth-pop
  • Harry Styles - pop
  • Hercules and Love Affair - dance/disco artist aka andy butler
  • Holland - K-Pop idol, gay
  • Imperial Teen - indie pop band 
  • JB Dubs - avant-garde jazz artist/pop
  • Jake Shears
  • Jamie Stewart/Xiu Xiu/Former Ghosts - experimental rock
  • Jinkx Monsoon - drag musician 
  • Jesse Saint John - pop
  • Joey Fourr- psychedelic pop trio
  • Joel Gibb/the hidden cameras - synth pop/anti folk/gay church folk 
  • Joey Graceffa - youtuber pop
  • Joey Walker - singer-songwriter 
  • John Cage - modern classical 
  • John Grant - singer-songwriter, former alt rock band member 
  • Jonte Moaning - pop artist and choreographer
  • Jupither - pop 
  • Kadie Elder - pop
  • Kaytranada - hiphop/dance, gay
  • Keiynan Lonsdale - pop, bisexual
  • Kele Okereke - english indie rock, former member of bloc party
  • Kevin Abstract - rap/hiphop, gay brockhampton member 
  • Kevin JZ Prodigy - ballroom/edm
  • Kevin McHale - singer from Glee
  • Kidd Kenn - hiphop/rap
  • Larry Tee - founder of the electroclash movement and DJ
  • Lavender Country - Country/folk
  • Le1f - rap, gay
  • Leland - pop/country/contemporary r&b
  • Leo Kalyan - dance/electronic
  • Leuan/Holly Lavender - indie alternative 
  • LIL PH*G
  • Limpwrist - queercore, gay
  • Lyon Hart - pop
  • M. Lamar - laverne Cox’s twin brother, neo classical artist
  • Matt Alber - folk rock/alt rock
  • Matt Fishel - pop
  • Matmos - electronic duo who are dating 
  • Michael Blume - pop
  • Mika - pop/ballads, gay
  • MikeQ - dance/electronic artist
  • MNEK - pop/R&B/dance pop
  • MRSHLL -  Korean R&B singer, gay
  • Museum Mouth - pop punk band 
  • Mykki Blanco - rap/hiphop/alt hiphop, gay
  • Nate Borofsky - bisexual folk artist
  • Neon Trees - pop rock band 
  • Of Montreal - psychedelic pop 
  • Olly Alexander - pop 
  • Pansy Division - 90s pop punk/queercore/alt rock
  • Pet Shop Boys - 80s dance pop/art pop
  • Perfume Genius - electropop/indie pop/art pop
  • PWR BTTM
  • Rainbow Kitten Surprise 
  • Rico Dalasam - hiphop/rap
  • Rostam Batmanglij - electropop/indie rock, former member of vampire weekend 
  • Rupaul - drag race pop
  • Sam Smith - pop ballads, gay
  • Scissor Sisters - band with a bunch of gays 
  • Senses Fail - emo/metalcore band 
  • serpentwithfeet - experimental
  • Shamir - indie rock/disco/hip house
  • Shea Coulee - drag musician, electropop/dance
  • Sigur Ros - post rock
  • Sissy Nobby - bounce artist
  • Slouch- queercore/hard punk
  • Solomon Ray - latin pop/dance pop/reggaeton
  • SSION - dance/electronic/pop
  • Steve Grand - country
  • Super 8 cum shot
  • Superfruit - pop duo
  • Sufjan Stevens - indie folk/alt rock/baroque pop
  • Taylor Bennet - rap, bisexual 
  • Tokio Hotel 
  • Tom Goss - singer-songwriter
  • Trixie Mattel - drag race pop 
  • Troye Sivan - pop/alt pop
  • TWINKIDS
  • Ty Herndon - country
  • Tyler Glenn - singer-songwriter/pop rock, fronts neon trees
  • Tyler the Creator - rap/hiphop
  • Vardaan Arora - pop
  • VINCINT - pop
  • Walk the moon - alt pop, bisexual 
  • Will Young 
  • Who Is Fancy? - pop/indie rock 
  • Woodkid - pop/art pop
  • Wrabel - pop/ballads 
  • Years and Years - electropop/britpop/dance pop 
  • Zebra Katz - rap/hiphop

trans/nb

  • 1.8.7/Jordana LeSesne - trans woman, dance music 
  • 4th Curtis - all trans indie band
  • Aeon Fux - nb doom soul/trip-hop artist
  • Adore Delano - drag musician, nonbinary gay
  • Adult Mom - nonbinary, indie rock
  • Against Me! - band fronted by a queer trans woman, rock 
  • Aja - drag musician, nonbinary gay
  • Ah Mer Ah Su -trans woman, electropop
  • Amandla Stenberg - nonbinary lesbian, pop
  • Angel Haze - queer & nonbinary
  • Anohni - trans woman
  • Ashby and the Oceanns - trans/nb folk artist
  • Athens Boys Choir - trans man, spoken word/hiphop
  • A.W - nonbinary, indie music
  • Axis of Awesome - lead singer is a trans woman
  • Aye Nako - band that has a trans member 
  • Babeo Baggins - genderfluid indie artist 
  • Baby Dee - trans woman, rock
  • Banda Uo - Brazillian technobrega band
  • Ben Wallace/Gentle Ben - trans man indie/acoustic artist
  • Billy Tipton - trans man, 1950s jazz musician 
  • Binary Breaker - nb power violence band 
  • Black Cracker - trans man poet/musician
  • Body betrayal - genderqueer power violence band 
  • Bulldog eyes - Trans woman bedroom pop artist
  • Cavetown - trans man, alternative 
  • Cayetana - one of the members is nonbinary
  • Chris Pureka - genderqueer 
  • Dana Interrnational - trans woman pop artist
  • Drowned in vomit - nb power violence band 
  • Ezra Furman - genderqueer indie artist
  • Falter - hardcore band with a genderqueer vocalist
  • For Everest - indie rock band 
  • Genesis P-Orridge - experimental/industrial musician
  • Giant Kitty - punk rock band with trans wlw members 
  • Girls rituals - Electropop/indie fronted by a Trans Woman
  • G.L.O.S.S - trans-feminist band
  • Harisu - Trans woman K-Pop idol
  • HIRS- trans woman fronted drum machine band
  • imbi the girl - nonbinary
  • Jake Edwards - bisexual & nonbinary 
  • Jesus and his Judgemental Father - band fronted by a trans man
  • Jinkx Monsoon - nonbinary gay, drag musician 
  • Just fern - indie pop by a trans woman
  • Katastrophe - trans man, hiphop
  • Katey Red - trans woman, creator of sissy bounce music 
  • Kieran Strange - genderqueer pop artist 
  • Kim Petras - trans woman, electropop
  • King Princess - genderqueer lesbian, pop 
  • Laith Ashley -trans man
  • Lars Randa - trans man
  • Lauren Bousfield - trans lady who fronts a tron of bands
  • Lucas Silveira - trans man
  • Luuli - trans woman pystrance producer 
  • Mal Blum - queer & nonbinary, alternative 
  • MC Trans - Brazillian trans woman/Transvesti pop star
  • Mina Caputo/Life of Agony - trans woman
  • Miss Blanks - trans woman
  • Miss White - trans woman
  • Mothpuppy - nb/genderqueer indie artist
  • Native Cats - one member is a trans woman
  • Ness Nite - genderqueer lesbian, hiphop
  • Nervus - bisexual trans woman
  • Openside - pop band with nb vocalist
  • Peppermint - trans woman
  • PWR BTTM - nonbinary indie/alt pop duo 
  • Quay Dash - trans woman, rap
  • Rachel Maria Cox - nonbinary, indie pop
  • Rae Spoon - nonbinary folk artist
  • Recurse - nb electronic artist
  • Ryan Cassata - transman
  • Sateen - one member of the married lesbian duo is a trans woman
  • Sam Smith - genderqueer
  • Secret guyz - Japanese idol trio comprised entirely of trans men
  • Shawnee/She King - two spirit
  • Shea Diamond - trans woman
  • She/Hers/Her - trans woman, indie 
  • Skyler Kergil - trans man, ballads
  • Smoothboi Ezra - nonbinary, indie alternative
  • Steam Powered Giraffe - band fronted by a trans woman
  • Sons of an Illustrious Father - has genderqueer members
  • SOPHIE - trans woman, electropop
  • The Cliks - band fronted by a trans man
  • The Hotelier - emo band with a trans woman
  • The scary jokes - trans lesbian indie duo
  • The Spook School - fronted by a gay trans man, indie rock
  • Too Attached - one half of the duo is a bi trans woman, political pop
  • Tylan - genderqueer 
  • Wendy Carlos - trans woman, filmscores and compositions 
  • Wilmer “Little Ax” Broadnax - trans man, 1950s hard gospel singer
  • Worriers - genderqueer, indie/alt