LGBT The Best LGBTQ+ Musicians  

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List Rules Vote up the best LGBTQ+ bands and musicians, then and now.

The LGBTQ+ community has long been celebrated within the music industry, as some of the biggest stars of the late 20th century and beyond have identified themselves as such. While it shouldn't matter whether a singer or band is gay, lesbian, transgender, and so on, there have been plenty throughout music's history that completely shine. In fact, some of the greatest musicians to date were and are openly gay, and their music stands the test of time no less. 

Of all the LGBTQ+ musicians and bands, both old and new, some have taken the music world by storm. Freddie Mercury, Madonna, and Elton John are just a few gay musicians who've become complete LGBTQ+ icons. Yet, plenty of LGBTQ+ groups are following close behind, making names for themselves in the industry, as well as bringing much-needed attention to the entire community. These names include Tyler Glenn, Baths, and Kevin Abstract, among many others you'll find on the list below. In short, music may be one of the most all-inclusive industries we know—and we should all be happy about that.

So, who do you think are the best LGBTQ+ musicians? Take a look at the list below and vote up your favorites, and feel free to add others to the list. 

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1
338 101
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Musicians
Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

2
208 92
George Michael is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Musicians
Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-pop

3
189 89
Boy George is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Musicians
New Wave, Disco, Pop music

4
121 50
Morrissey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Musicians
Jangle pop, Indie pop, Rockabilly

5
217 122
David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Musicians
Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music

6
123 52
Little Richard is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Musicians
Jump blues, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

7
232 161
Elton John is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Musicians
Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock

8
110 58
Feloni is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Musicians
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9
119 79
Tracy Chapman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Musicians
Blues-rock, Pop music, Folk music

10
75 41
Linda Perry is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Musicians
Pop music, Rock music, Contemporary R&B

11
98 66
Melissa Etheridge is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Musicians
Blues-rock, Heartland rock, Rock music

12
139 113
Troye Sivan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Musicians
Dream pop, Electropop

13
62 36
Meshell Ndegeocello is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Musicians
Hip hop music, Rock music, Reggae

14
147 125
Sam Smith is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Musicians
Pop music, Dance-pop, House music

15
21 2
Cyndi Lauper is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Musicians
ThothDynasty added Adult contemporary music, New Wave, Pop music

16
203 189
Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Musicians
Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

17
132 115
Adam Lambert is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Musicians
Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

18
113 95
RuPaul is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Musicians
Disco, Electro, Electro house

19
99 81
Frank Ocean is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Musicians
Alternative hip hop, Neo soul, Contemporary R&B

20
165 153
Ricky Martin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Musicians
Pop music, Latin American music, Latin pop

21
78 60
Janis Joplin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Musicians
Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music

22
90 77
Johnny Mathis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Musicians
Pop music, Latin American music, Easy listening

23
86 75
Brendon Urie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Musicians
RaresnowgirlAj added Pop punk, Pop music, Dance-punk

24
63 54
Michael Stipe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Musicians
Jangle pop, Pop music, Alternative rock

25
190 208
Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Musicians
Pop music, Rock music, Rockabilly