All month long we’ve celebrated Pride by hearing from some all-star Alternative artists about the different ways we can support the LGBTQ+ community and broaden acceptance. Check out what they had to say for our last question of the series.
To wrap up the month-long celebration, we asked K. Flay, phem, Claud, Morgxn, and Max Ernst from Shaed to share why they believe it’s important to have queer artists represented on the radio, because we know we sure find it important! Check out what they had to say…
“I think for listeners… it helps to illuminate all of the different ways there is to exist in this world, and I think that is very, very powerful. Visibility is very, very powerful.”
“There are so many talented queer artists and they need representation and they need a platform supporting them to share their art with the world.”
“We all need a reminder that we’re worthy of love and sometimes that reminder comes in the form of a love song.”
“Growing up in Nashville, I wished that growing up, what I heard on the radio reflected more of who I am… Every time I have a song play on the radio I think of somebody like me.”
Max Ernst (Shaed)
“If you have a young, aspiring musician, who happens to be LGBTQ+ and they don’t have role models they can look up to, then they may not follow their passion and we’re all going to miss out on having the next Sam Smith or Lil Nas X.