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Featuring Sam Tompkins and Victor Ray as our cover stars, as well as internal spreads from Girli, Jords, Mysie, Finn Askew, Kara Marni and Master Peace

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5 LGBTQ+ Artists You Should Know

Greyson Chance

Greyson Chance first saw fame back in 2010 when the video of him performing “Paparazzi” by Lady Gaga went viral when he was just 13 years of age. This clip led him to be invited on the Ellen Show which started his career into music professionally. 

After performing on the show for the first time, he signed to Ellen’s record label at the time called eleveneleven. In fact, he was the very first artist to be signed to the label. He later went on to release his debut album in 2011 called “Hold On ’till the Night” supported by the lead single “Waiting Outside the Lines”. The album peaked at number 29 on the Hot 100 Chart. 

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Not too long after, Greyson and the label parted ways and he continued to release music as an independent artist successfully. However, it wasn’t until the release of his single “Shut Up” in 2019 that he really started his resurgence into the mainstream conscious once more. The song now has over 77 million streams on Spotify, with the video amassing over 12 million views. As a result of the success, he was once again invited to perform the song on the Ellen Show and then signed a major record deal with Sony Global and Artists Records. As of now, he is on the brink of releasing his new single called “Palladium” which is due for release June 23rd and is set to star in a feature film called “Maybelline Prince”.

In term of his journey with his sexuality, Greyson publicly came out as gay in an Instagram post back in 2017 and later revealed that it was one of his fans who gave him the courage to do so. 

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Noah Davis

Noah Davis is a fierce force who confidently showcases and embraces his sexuality in nearly every song of his. He first introduced himself to the public by auditioning on American Idol back in 2018 – when asked what he would want if he won the show he said he would buy an alpaca (obviously). Noah didn’t qualify for the live shows unfortunately, but that may have been a blessing in disguise.

At the time, Noah seemed very sweet and innocent. Since the show however, Noah has completely revamped his image. Now he seems much more confident and isn’t scared to put that out in his music. His career has been very much on the rise lately, thanks to Tik-Tok where his song “How Much Cash” was used in a lot of videos and has now surpassed 3 million streams on Spotify.

Taken from his EP “Nursery Crimes”, the majority of the project is a fun twist that interlopes some aspect of the most popular nursery rhymes. Somewhat like Melanie Martinez’s “Cry Baby” album back in 2015. So, if you like fun, uplifting, party music then look no further than Noah Davis as he is sure to have something for you.

Noah has just released his latest single “Holy Water” which is his most personal and vulnerable yet and really sends out a positive message about self-acceptance when it comes to sexuality which will resonate with many people. Check it out yourself as well as his previous music.

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Mad Tsai

There’s been plenty of conversations for quite some time about how a lot of the bisexual community feel invalidated and not seen, as many try to push the narrative that bisexuality is “just a phase” or ‘just gay people who haven’t fully come out’. As a result, it is refreshing to see a song that really focuses on being bisexual and liking both the male and female gender. If anyone is looking for that perfect ‘bisexual bop’, Mad Tsai has got the song for you

Mad Tsai is a 20-year-old up and coming star of Taiwanese and Peruvian descent, who found fame when his song ‘Boy Bi’ got popular on social media. With his playful lyrics like “I’m too scared to date so I’ve just been bi myself”, there is no wonder that the song got popular, as it perfectly encapsulates the feeling of so many his age.

Fun fact; Mad actually came out to his mum with the song. Mad initially shot a DIY music video for the track but following the success, made a proper music video for the song and has gone on to ride the wave of success, releasing his first EP “Homecoming”.

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Miss Benny

Miss Benny (born Ben J. Pearce) is a non-binary artist, originally from Texas who first started gaining attention as an actor and as a Youtuber. Even though their work as an actual Youtuber is no longer up, they do credit that career as how they were able to start to express themselves at the time. As a result, they began to collaborate with other well-known LGBTQ+ influential creators such as Tyler Oakley and Troye Sivan.

They then decided to turn their attention to music and have been thriving ever since. At the beginning, their musical output was under the name “Benny”, which has now evolved into “Miss Benny”.

Miss Benny is known for fully embracing their sexuality and being playful in their lyrics and videos which has gained them a heap of praise from the LGBTQ+ community and fans. The most popular ones being ‘That’s My Man’ and ‘Rendezvous’ 

Miss Benny hasn’t released any new music for a few years, but it has recently been announced that they will be appearing in an upcoming Netflix drama called ‘Glamorous’, so congrats are in order for Miss Benny on that. Hopefully, they will come back with new music in the not-so-distant future. In the meantime, make sure you stream and support Miss Benny if you like their music as it might give them that extra push to release some new music a bit quicker. Here’s hoping.


Bronze Avery

Bronze Avery (real name; Gabriel Brown) is a singer/songwriter originally from Orlando, Florida who is influenced by a variety of genres including Pop, R&B and Soul. He has frequently mentioned a keen interest in modern British artists such as Raye and Mabel.

I first came across Bronze Avery after hearing his song ‘Ready This Time’ on Instagram and was immediately hooked by his super slick tones and presence that only comes with a real sense of confidence.

Earlier this year, Bronze was announced as the winner for the first Billboard NXT Competition in collaboration with Samsung. Bronze was mentored by Brit superstar Charli XCX and as a result has gone on to receive a lot more exposure and publicity, one of them being on the cover of Billboard Magazine no less. Quite the feat for such a young artist.

His first single after winning the show is called ‘Cry a Lot’ which is a short but sweet a Pop/R&B banger with an electronic twist in terms of production which really sets it apart and gives it that extra impact that is needed. He has also released a collaboration with another artist on our list, Miss Benny, called ‘Sea Salt’ which is definitely worth a listen.

Luckily for us, Bronze has taken to social media to say that a debut album is on its way, so hopefully it won’t be too long before we can get our hands on that. Until then go check out his previous releases.

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Words by Jack Shephard

Posted On 4 October, 2022