LGBTQ+ Musicians

Pop/Rock/Rap/Country

Jazz & Blues

Miley Cyrus

Lil Nas X

JoJo Siwa

Elton John

George Michael

Melissa Ethridge

Tegan & Sara

Hayley Kiyoko

Keiynan Lonsdale

Linda Perry

Shea Diamond

Freddie Mercury

Halsey

Big Freedia

Janelle Monae

Ashnikko

Doja Cat

Rob Halford

Melanie Martinez

Troye Sivan

Shane McAnally

Sam Smith

Jason Mraz

Orville Peck

Frank Ocean

Adam Lambert

Lady Gaga

David Bowie

Kim Petris

Pabllo Vittar

Sinead O'Connor

Demi Lovato

Fergie

Donna Missal

Ricky Martin

Queen Latifa

Brandi Carlile

Mykki Blanco

Sophie B. Hawkins

Resources for helping LGBTQ+ students

The Trevor Project (suicide prevention focused on LGBTQ youth)

1.866.4.U.TREVOR (488.7386)

LGBT National Youth Talk Line

1.800.246.7743

Trans Lifeline

(staffed by transgender people for transgender people in crisis)

1.877.565.8860

Ma Rainey

Lea DeLaria

Kristy Norter

Sherrie Maricle

Fred Hersch

Stephane Grappelli

Billy Strayhorn

Bessie Smith

Shawn Goodman-Royer

Gary Burton

Cecil Taylor

Dave Koz

Johnny Mathis

Ethel Waters

LGBTQ+ Composers

Classical, Modern, & Wind Band

Pyotr Tchaikovsky

Jean Baptiste de Lully

George F. Handel

Camille Saint-Saens

Ethel Smyth

Francis Poulenc

Aaron Copland

Samuel Barber

Benjamin Britten

Lou Harrison

Leonard Bernstein

Pauline Oliveros

Wendy Carlos

Jennifer Higdon

Michael Tilson Thomas

Alex Temple

Frederic Chopin

John Cage

Franz Schubert

Nico Muhly

Arcangelo Corelli

Frederick the Great

Gian Carlo Menotti

Steven Reineke

Julie Giroux

Chrysanthe Tan

Conrad Cummings

Eve Beglarian

Mohammed Fairouz

Andrew Norman

Have names or resources to add to our lists? Please email them to shawn@shawngoodmanjazz.com.

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