By Sorry Not Sorry Sundays
Maybe it’s the warm weather or the Caitlyn Jenner effect but pop’s unapologetic queens have been on a huge ‘Do You’ tip this month. Werq!
Here’s our Top 5 for June…
1. Miley Cyrus
Crashing in at the top spot is Queen Miley- fresh from establishing her Happy Hippie foundation rallying young people to fight injustices faced by homeless youth, LGBTQ youth & other vulnerable populations, she’s just launched #InstaPride a series of portraits celebrating transgender and gender expansive individuals exploring and embracing the power of acceptance, self-expression and freedom. Oh and every penny from sales of her MAC collaboration goes to help those affected by HIV. No child-star Bieber egos here. Chapeau!
2. Grace Jones
A permanent non-mover at the top of the unapologetic pop charts, at Parklife festival earlier this month (and Common People at the end of last) Jones took to the stage in Keith Harring-esque white body paint and, well, not much else. Of course looked the only way she knows how: INCREDIBLE. 67 loves you Ms Jones! And so do we.
3. Mykki Blanco
Technically probably not a ‘pop’ star, but a rapper and artist whose tracks have been known to make a cameo in the SNS record bag nonetheless (and hell who wants a pigeon-hole anyway?), La Blanco earns the no. 3 spot revealing HIV diagnosis via social media last week, giving stigma the well-deserved middle finger: “I’ve been HIV Positive since 2011, my entire career. fuck stigma and hiding in the dark, this is my real life. I’m healthy I’ve toured the world 3 times but ive been living in the dark, its time to actually be as punk as i say I am (sic)“. AMEN to that.
4. Lady Gaga
Calling out her interviewer for casual sexism and explaining precisely why the LGBTQ attraction has always been a mutual one and all in a deft flick of her purple weave. She’s been away for a while but sometimes we all need a reminder of why Gaga is so great.
New entry for the fledgling pop-princess who casually busted out a mini-feminist manifesto on Twitter earlier this month. Slamming double standards and misogyny and dropping in a Gloria Steinem quote for good measure. Preach girl!
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