Just because an artist is gay, does that make their art gay? Not necessarily, but the acknowledgement of LGBTQ folk in art spaces is important for our LGBTQ community. As a rapper who happens to be gay, some of my songs discuss the LGBTQ experience and some don't, but being acknowledged as a queer person in this genre helps destroy the stigmas surrounding our community.
Queer folk exist in a variety of spaces. We are a community not bound to any one artistic medium, religion, language or dialect. Our art may share certain themes, but we are all still individuals with unique expressions and perspectives on life.
In the month of Pride, we want to celebrate those perspectives by highlighting a few artists and bands who have members that identify as LGBTQ.
Feliza Salazar of Verismilitude
Gracing the cover of the Current
just a few weeks ago, Verisimilitude have been making a name for themselves with the 12 years they’ve been slaying stages in San Antonio. And for all three of the members still being in their early 20’s, that’s saying a lot. Drummer Feliza Salazar, an identifying member of the LGBTQ community, is arguably one of the most technical drummers in scene, punctuating the group’s music with weird time signatures and grooves that land perfectly in the pocket.