The panel was chaired by Big Joanie's Chardine Taylor-Stone, panellists Karnage Kills, Rookes, Jacob V Joyce, Bright Light Bright Light and Andrea Di Giovanni shared their experiences of being a musician and an activist, and the allyship they'd like to see from the music industry, venues, fellow musicians, and audiences.
Supporting and uplifting our LGBT+ peers is something we can do all year round through advocacy of LGBT+ issues, following their careers, and our listening habits. The contributions of LGBT+ musicians to music culture should ensure their place as musicians in their own right, rather than in spaces defined by their sexuality.
You can watch a recording of the discussion on Pride in Music’s Facebook page.
Topics discussed included:
- Being out in the music industry
- Barriers faced by LGBT+ artists
- Investment in LGBT+ artists
Pride in Music is a non-profit charitable collective working to create a cross-industry network for the LGBTQ+ community, artists and allies working within British Music.