Weekly LGBT+ Thread

Greetings, Avocadoans! Welcome to the weekly discussion of LGBTQQIA+ issues!

Rules for this discussion:

All are welcome! However, please be respectful that this discussion is specifically about issues and topics related to lesbian, gay, bi- or pansexual, trans, queer, questioning, demi- or asexual, intersex, non-binary, genderfluid, or any other sexual or gender minority, so please do not stray off-topic.
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As always, any shaming or hateful speech will not be tolerated — if you see some, please flag it ASAP.

We are trying something a bit different here this week, with a guest poster, President Hound, who will be speaking in the third person in this post and suddenly talk in the first person randomly like a normal person.

Before we ask a question, I’d like to put a spotlight on two recent projects by queer folk. Silver Tongue by Torres, aka Mackenzie Scott. Some of you that read the AV Club writings on music might recognize her, with her second album appearing on the 2015 best of list. In recent years, her work has been critically acclaimed, but it didn’t seem to translate to commercial success with her label 4AD dropping her shortly after her third album released. Based off her social media, she was struggling for quite a bit after. Well, she’s back now, with Silver Tongue. I wouldn’t say its as good as her masterpiece Sprinter but its close and this time, Reed is producing the whole project. And it is a very gay album.

Torres-Good Scare

Next is Orville Peck, a gay man who’s real name not known to the public, but I’m sure somebody has figured it with the amount of tattoos he has. Like Scott, he self produced his most recent project (which is currently his only project) Pony, which came out last March. The genre is country, which is probably the genre most hostile to queer folk in general, with a pinch a dream pop thrown in the mix.
Orville Peck-Winds of Change

Maybe the next time I do this, maybe I’ll talk about LBGT+ rep in video games or something

Optional Discussion Topic: What have you done to give back or help the LGBTQ+ community as a whole? Nothing is too small