Kacey Musgraves, Noted Gay Icon, Is ‘Pissed’ Country Music Isn’t LGBTQ-Friendly

Shout it out of your cattle ranch within the Cheyenne suburbs or your balcony overlooking the Hudson: Kacey Musgraves is a homosexual icon, y’all! And the world must know! (The world additionally must find out about Golden Hour, one of the best nation album of the 12 months. Don’t struggle us on that.) Such a subject was introduced up at Musgraves’ New Yorker Festival occasion on Friday night, when an viewers member requested the songstress the way it felt to be an icon inside the LGBTQ group — a uncommon crowning for a rustic music artist to attain. While Musgraves stated she was honored to be obtain such excessive reward, it spurred just a few musings a few extra vital subject: the style’s horrible monitor document relating to inclusivity.

“What I believe it's — somebody advised me this just lately and it broke my coronary heart — they stated, I’ve grown up loving nation music and I grew up homosexual in a small city, and nation music has at all times felt like an enormous social gathering that I wasn’t invited to. Oh my god, you’re invited to my social gathering,” she defined. “It’s loopy sure type of an individual might really feel excluded from a style that’s so actual — or speculated to be so actual. That has at all times actually pissed me off. Because I really like the style a lot, I felt, Well tremendous, perhaps I’ll simply have an all-gay viewers.” Musgraves stated the catalyst for being an ally stemmed from pal popping out to her once they had been youthful, which he solely did once they moved away from their repressive small cities.

“I used to be the primary individual he advised,” she recalled. “I had an thought, it was an unstated factor, however it was so painful and arduous for him to inform me, despite the fact that I used to be completely tremendous with it. Thinking about him and all of these different children who're like, I really like nation music, why can’t I be part of this? Why isn’t my narrative included? I don’t know.” The one factor she does know, although, is she’ll by no means cease her help for the LGBTQ group. Yee-haw to that.