Happy Trans Day of Visibility 2015! This may be a bit obvious, but this is the day where we highlight trans people in our lives, our community and our world and celebrate the things that they do. Making trans people, and especially trans people of color, more visible in society is vitally important, and I use the word “vitally” on purpose, as more visibility and more diverse visibility will literally save trans lives. We need to see trans people so that we normalize being trans and people no longer think we’re freaks or that they don’t know anyone who’s trans and therefore trans issues don’t matter to them. We need to see trans people who are alive and successful so that other trans people have hope. We need to see, and hear, trans people telling their stories and sharing their words.
All the bands and artists on this playlist either are trans or have at least one trans member. Some are trans women, some are trans men, some are genderqueer, some are agender. I’m sure there are plenty of other trans musicians I left off. Also, apparently if you want to see awesome punk music by trans artists you need to head to Brooklyn right now (you should check out Brooklyn Transcore for more awesome queer and trans artists).
Trans Day of Visibility
True Trans Soul Rebel – Against Me!
Punk Under Pressure – Katey Red
The Dance of Diminishing Possibilities – Baby Dee
The Body Electric – Hurray for the Riff Raff
G.L.O.S.S. (We’re From The Future) – G.L.O.S.S.
400 Days – The Manifest Electric
Crown – Angel Haze
(I Wanna Be A) Dyke Wife – Little Waist
Hercules’ Theme – Hercules and the Love Affair ft. Nomi Ruiz
Subway – Girlcrush
Are You Ready – The Shondes
Oh Yeah – The Cliks
Wavvy – Mykki Blanco
Start Talking – Aye Nako
For Today I Am a Boy – Antony & The Johnsons
Cats! – Penguin
Eyes of the Patriarchy – Femmepire
Ondine– Lower Dens
Want to suggest a playlist theme? Hit Stef up and someone on the team might make it for you.