Monday, July 14, 2014

Transgender Blogging Challenge Day 24: Artists

Today's question is:
Who is your favorite LGBT actor/musician/director/artist etc and why?

I don't really have a singular favorite, but I do have a few that I'll list.  It's not a very diverse list, regrettably, as I haven't delved into queer and trans music in a while.

Maddie Blaustein - I already talked about her, but she was the voice actress who played Meowth from Pokémon.

Joshua Klipp - Joshua Klipp is a trans male singer, probably most famous for his song "Little Girl" that utilizes both his pre-T and post-T voices.  Another song I love is "Rescue Me," although it's admittedly in a "so bad it's good" kind of way.

Alex Davis - Another trans male singer, has songs both pre-T and post-T so there's a huge difference in his voice between albums.  Some songs by him are "If Only You Were A Boy," "Man of the Year," and probably my favorite, "Come Back."

Ryan Cassata -  Another trans male singer.  If I remember right I only like one of his songs (if my iTunes list is to be believed) and that's the song "Soda Cans."

Kit Yan - Kit Yan is a transgender slam poet  notable for being the only person on this list I've actually seen live.  One of his notable pieces is "Open Letter to HRC."

Katastrophe/Rocco Kayiatos - Katastrophe is a trans male rapper I learned about from the song "The Life" that used to play on TV a bit.