I wrote a thing for Culturico about the connection between music & trans rights, and how an Ezra Furman song changed my life.
The rights of trans people have been a hot topic lately. Yet while music played a significant role in the civil rights movements of women, gays, and Black Americans, there haven’t exactly been any songs about the struggles of trans people that have captured hearts or climbed the charts. There’s no simple answer as to why that’s the case. But what’s more important is that trans musicians continue to be seen and heard, regardless of the messages in their songs.
Read the whole piece here: https://culturico.com/2021/08/11/trans-anthems-why-arent-they-more-popular-and-does-it-really-matter/