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6 Important LGBTQ Metal Icons

There remains an ever-growing list of impactful queer metal artists that have come to shape rock music as a whole into a more welcoming place for LGBTQ+ artists and fans.

Gaahl

Metal has long been associated with hyper-masculinity.

The brutish force of extreme music often speaks to emotionally suppressed white males, and as history has shown, metal and all its subgenres have at times had a difficult time welcoming in queer artists.

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