Top 10 Music Groups with a Member that is Openly Gay


The Top Ten

1 Queen Queen Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970. Members were Freddie Mercury (Vocals and Piano), Brian May (Guitar, Vocals), Roger Taylor (Drums, Vocals), and John Deacon (Bass Guitar, Vocals). Before forming into Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in a band named Smile. Freddie Mercury more.

Not openly gay... people only found out after he died

Freddie Mercury - lead singer.
My favorite vocal performances: The Show Must Go On, Bohemian Rhapsody, Somebody to Love - Metal_Treasure

2 Judas Priest Judas Priest Judas Priest are a British heavy metal band formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969. The band has sold over 45 million albums to date. They received a lot of popularity due to their big hits Breaking The Law, You've Got Another Thing Comin', and Living after Midnight which were played on the radio a more.

Rob Halford is the best singer there is - SoldierOfFortune

Rob Halford - lead singer (amazing voice and range, 4+ octaves).
My favorite vocal performances: Painkiller, Victim of Changes, Beyond the Realms of Death - Metal_Treasure

3 R.E.M. R.E.M. R.E.M. was an American rock band from Athens, Georgia, formed in 1980 by lead singer Michael Stipe, lead guitarist Peter Buck, bassist/backing vocalist Mike Mills, and drummer Bill Berry.

Michael Stipe - lead vocals. - Metal_Treasure

4 The Village People The Village People

3 members - Alexander Briley, Randy Jones, Felipe Rose.
Popular songs: In The Navy, Go West - Metal_Treasure

5 Styx

Chuck Panozzo - bassist.
My favorite songs by this band: Boat On The River, Mr. Roboto - Metal_Treasure

6 Pet Shop Boys

Neil Tennant - vocals.
Popular songs: It's A Sin, Always On My Mind, West End Girls - Metal_Treasure

7 The B-52's The B-52's The B-52s are an American new wave band, formed in Athens, Georgia, in 1976. The original line-up consisted of Fred Schneider, Kate Pierson, Cindy Wilson, Ricky Wilson, and Keith Strickland.

All 3 males of the band - Ricky Wilson, Fred Schneider and Keith Strickland (they also have 2 female members, I don't know if they lesbian or not) - Metal_Treasure

Also Kate Pierson is bisexual.

8 Wham!

George Michael - singer (later started a solo career)
Popular songs: Careless Whisper, Last Christmas, Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go - Metal_Treasure

9 Gorgoroth Gorgoroth Gorgoroth is a Norwegian black metal band based in Bergen. Formed in 1992 by Infernus, the band is named after the dead plateau of evil and darkness in the land of Mordor.

Gaahl (Kristian Eivind Espeda) is openly gay. - Metal_Treasure

10 Vampire Weekend Vampire Weekend

Rostam Batmanglij - multi-instrumentalist; sometimes - lead vocal - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Soft Cell Soft Cell Soft Cell are an English synthpop duo who came to prominence in the early 1980s, consisting of vocalist Marc Almond and instrumentalist David Ball.

Lead singer Marc Almond. - jrodz

Marc Almond.
Popular song (one hit wonder, maybe): Tainted Love - Metal_Treasure

"Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret", the album "Tainted Love" is on, is great. It feels extremely gritty, dark, very fetishy and has that charm of a place where you oughtn't to be but get pure pleasure out of just that. But as I know this site, I may be the only one who enjoys that. "Sex Dwarf" is by far their best song. It's basically just shrieking synthesizers, creepy sexual lyrics, and singing that sounds like he's masturbating while recording and gets more similar to moaning as it goes on.
In other words: everything that makes a song great. I'm dead serious. This song is, as Dr. Frank N. Furter would put it, absolute pleasure. - Martin_Canine

12 Scissor Sisters

The 3 men of the band are gay - Jake Shears, Babydaddy, Del Marquis (they have females, too) - Metal_Treasure

13 Frankie Goes to Hollywood

Holly Johnson.
Popular song: Relax - Metal_Treasure

14 Savage Garden Savage Garden Savage Garden were an Australian pop duo consisting of Darren Hayes as vocalist and Daniel Jones as instrumentalist.

Darren Hayes - singer (later started a solo career).
Popular songs: To The Moon & Back, Truly Madly Deeply - Metal_Treasure

15 Bronski Beat

Jimmy Somerville - Metal_Treasure

16 Erasure

Andy Bell - Metal_Treasure

17 Boyzone

Stephen Gately. - Metal_Treasure

18 Westlife Westlife Westlife were an Irish boy band, formed in July 1998 and disbanded in June 2012. Originally signed by Simon Cowell and managed by Louis Walsh, the group's final line-up consisted of Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan, Mark Feehily, and Shane Filan.

Mark Feehily - Metal_Treasure

19 Grizzly Bear

Edward Droste - Metal_Treasure

20 Bloc Party
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