Glam Rock, the fuse of transvestism and bisexuality. Even though only a few stars were actually Bisexual or Gay, Glam Rock’s sexual ambiguity gave it an appeal to the current Gay Movements that were happening at the time.
T. Rex :: Children of the Revolution http://youtu.be/Xgcxd9wtXUE Marc Bolan was the first to wear makeup and glitter, that came to be know as apart of the theme of glam rock.
David Bowie :: Life on Mars? http://youtu.be/v—IqqusnNQ Bowie was one of the only mainstream artist to admit to being openly bisexual.
New York Dolls :: Personality Crisis http://youtu.be/Ctg5FCS1wCM Still carrying the escense of Glam Rock with their personas’. The Doll’s sound was a little bit more of a break away towards punk.
Before given the name QueerCore in the mid 80s by the editors of J.D.s zine, most Homocore music was hidden among the cracks of some punk genres.
Wayne County & the Electric Chairs :: Cream in my Jeans http://youtu.be/AO1Nq5zQFFo Wayne County (later transgendered Jayne County) was apart of the first wave of punks band in the 70s. Fun fact, the bands name was first “The Backstreet Boys”
The Raincoats :: Only Loved at Midnight http://youtu.be/Vnui5g0ikPY In 1978, the band was made of Kate Korus (formed The Slits), Plamolive and Vicky Aspinall making all-girl post-punk band.
Nervous Gender :: Miscarriage http://youtu.be/pWYKeN_wBK0 Phranc, one the members, was an important influence to the Queercore movement. The song ‘Jesus Clone’ contained lyrics like ‘Jesus was a cocksucking Jew’
The Germs :: No God http://youtu.be/CaneGU4Xg0w For people who like punk, you know how important The Germs were to the movement. But some forget the co-founder and singer Darby Crash was gay.
The Leather Nun :: Gimme Gimme Gimme http://youtu.be/U43Fkr4HV3Q The lyric alone ‘Gimme Gimme Gimme (my man after midnight)’ explains why this was apart of the movement. actaully an ABBA cover. kinda of gay too.
Pete Shelley :: Homosapien http://youtu.be/k3KzwpihR_U Pete Shelley is the beloved songwriter and singer of the Buzzcocks. His solo track ‘homosapien’ was banned from the air waves due to it’s reference to gay sex.
“Shelley: “I think there’s a lingering misconception that we were just a singles outfit, but if you listen to the albums, they contain lots of things beyond three minute love songs. As well as people like The Beatles, Bolan and Bowie, I always enjoyed more challenging stuff like Can or Yoko Ono.”—http://thequietus.com/articles/03023-buzzcocks-pete-shelley-interview