Top 10 Music Groups with a Member that is Openly Gay

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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 ...read more.

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

Freddie wasn't openly gay.

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 that formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969. They are often referred to as one of the greatest metal bands of all time, and are even commonly called “The Metal Gods”, after one of the songs on their 1980 album “British Steel”. ...read 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

Judas Priest actually formed before Queen, also why is Queen above them? (I’m not saying they’re better because they’re older, I’m saying they’re better because they’re better,

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 Styx Styx is an American rock band from Chicago that formed in 1972 and became famous for its albums released in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

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

6 Pet Shop Boys Pet Shop Boys Pet Shop Boys are an English synth-pop duo, formed in London in 1981 and consisting of Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe.

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.

Also Kate Pierson is bisexual.

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

8 Wham!

Even a better group than queen

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 (a fictional location in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings).

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

10 Vampire Weekend Vampire Weekend Vampire Weekend is an American rock band from New York City, formed in 2006 and currently signed to Columbia Records.

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 Erasure Erasure are an English synthpop duo, consisting of singer and songwriter Andy Bell and songwriter and keyboardist Vince Clarke.

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
21 Blood on the Dance Floor Blood on the Dance Floor Blood on the Dance Floor is an American scene duo currently consisting of Dahvie Vanity and Fallon Vendetta that formed in 2006. Former members include Jayy von Monroe (2009-2016) and Garrett Ecstasy (2009). All of them provided vocals to the project. ...read more.

Jayy von Monroe. - Martin_Canine

22 Bro'Sis

Ross Antony. - Martin_Canine

23 NSYNC NSYNC NSYNC is an American boy band formed in Orlando, Florida in 1996 and launched in Germany by BMG Ariola Munich. NSYNC consists of Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Chris Kirkpatrick, Joey Fatone, and Lance Bass.
24 Menudo Menudo Menudo was a Puerto Rican boy band that was formed in the 1970s by producer Edgardo Díaz. Menudo was also one of the biggest Latin boy bands in history, releasing their first album in 1977. The band achieved much success, especially during the 1980s, becoming the most popular Latin American teen musical ...read more.
25 Union J Union J Union J are an English boy band consisting of members Josh Cuthbert, JJ Hamblett, Jaymi Hensley, Casey Johnson and previously George Shelley.
26 King's X
27 Otep Otep Otep is an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1995. They have released two EPs, eight studio albums, and one live album.
28 Coldplay Coldplay Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996. The band consists of Chris Martin (lead vocalist and pianist), Jonny Buckland (lead guitarist), Guy Berryman (bassist) and Will Champion (drummer and backing vocalist). Manager Phil Harvey is often considered an unofficial fifth member. The band renamed ...read more.
29 Big Brother and the Holding Company Big Brother and the Holding Company Big Brother and the Holding Company is an American rock band that formed in San Francisco in 1965 as part of the same psychedelic music scene that produced the Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Blue Cheer, and Jefferson Airplane.

Janis Joplin, singer - JoLeKosovo

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