This October Country Queer will be launching a series of articles on LGBTQ+ country music history covering from the 1920s to the present day. Alongside the series we will be holding a discussion panel.
Come Out Singing! Discussion Panel: The discussion panel will be held on Tuesday 12th October 6-8pm US EST (11pm-1am UK time) featuring authors and academics Professor Francesca T. Royster (Sounding Like a No-No: Queer Sounds and Outrageous Acts in the Post-Soul Era, 2013 and currently working on a new book project on Blackness in country music); Professor Nadine Hubbs (Rednecks, Queers and Country Music and Country Mexicans: Sounding Mexican American Life, Love, and Belonging in Country Music, forthcoming); and Professor Shana Goldin-Perschbacher (Queer Country, forthcoming 2022). The panel will also feature writers from the Come Out Singing! series.
Register for free here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/come-out-singing-discussion-panel-tickets-175804936297
Country Queer is all about fostering community among LGBTQ+ fans and creators of country music. We believe that the culture of country music needs to change, and that change happens by lifting up LGBTQ+ voices. We stand in solidarity with all marginalized voices in country music. We think you deserve to feel free to enjoy the music you love while being completely and beautifully yourself.