Music has always been a home for the outliers—for those who live in the margins, whom society at large is uneasy to accept. Although transgender, nonbinary and gender nonconforming musicians have always existed, widespread societal prejudice has often kept them from being open about their identities. And in that spirit: a selection of songs by trans, nonbinary and gender nonconforming artists whose music runs the gamut in terms of sound and genre, but shares an undercurrent of beauty wrought bright by truth. In this catchy, synth-loaded track by genderfluid musician Dorian Electra, the common heteronormative understanding of masculinity is cracked open and reformulated entirely. Rather than expend the time and effort to craft a wearying mask of strength and violence, Electra sings to us, men might find a more rewarding brand of power by building genuine love for each other. Growing up, rapper Angel Haze was the first person I ever heard of existing in defiance of the gender binary.
Transgender musicians are making their voices heard. From punk rock to hip-hop to folk, trans musicians are showcasing their talents across countless genres and making statements while doing so. In , Against Me! Others, such as Shea Diamond , declare their identities while seen proudly dancing around New York. Here are 10 trans musicians that you need to know. Shea Diamond. Anohni is not afraid of tackling topics often considered controversial. Skylar Kergil.
Untitled by Juliana Huxtable, Something undeniable is happening. Social media is vibrating with an impending sense of revolution, and the inescapable results of this can be found in hidden pockets of our youth culture. Slowly but surely, people are finding themselves, they are coming out of hiding for all to see, and they are not compromising. They are they. They are genderqueer, genderfluid, genderquestioning.
This is a list of notable people who identify with a gender that is outside of the gender binary i. Non-binary gender identities include agender and bigender. The term " third gender " has been used to describe hijras of India , Bangladesh and Pakistan  who have gained legal identity, fa'afafine of Polynesia, and sworn virgins of the Balkans ,  among others, and is also used by many of such groups and individuals to describe themselves. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wikipedia list article. Not to be confused with List of intersex people. Gender identities. Health care and medicine. Rights issues.