David Bowie – Music Legend
David Bowie helped to champion the LGBTQ+ community at a time where there was a lot of ignorance and resistance within society. During Bowie’s musical career people from the LGBTQ+ communities were being persecuted, attacked, arrested and even murdered for being gay and/or transgender. Through music he told a new story for the masses and refused to be placed into a box and people loved him for it.
His films and music are legendary, with a career spanning over 5 decades! Having formed Konrads at aged 15 to the release of his final album “Blackstar” aged 69, 2 days after he passed away. He was the member of many groups before going solo as David Bowie, or Bowie as he’s often affectionately referred to, and his music was enjoyed by all, regardless of gender or sexual orientation.
Many loved the way Bowie challenged people’s perceptions of how gender presented and who you can love; with his immaculate make-up, outrageous outfits and undeniable swagger, Bowie showed the world that you can be who you are, and can love who you want, unapologetically.
Definition – Bi-sexual or Bi for short is an umbrella term used to describe a romantic and/or sexual orientation towards more than one gender.
Bi people may describe themselves using one or more of a wide variety of terms, including, but not limited to, bisexual, pan, queer, and some other non-monosexual and non-monoromantic identities (Stonewall.org.uk, 2020).
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