11 Trailblazing LGBTQ+ Rappers You Should Be Streaming Right Now

11 Trailblazing LGBTQ+ Rappers You Should Be Streaming Right Now

For decades, hip-hop has been known for having very little LGBTQ+ representation and containing homophobic artists like DaBaby. But in recent years, LGBTQ+ rappers have been slowly, but surely, changing hip-hop through their music and activism. The success of artists like Lil Nas X comes after years of many LGBTQ+ rappers struggling to be taken as serious equals next to their cis and straight counterparts. To celebrate the contributions of these trailblazers, we’re taking a look at a couple of LGBTQ+ rappers — past and present — who have changed the genre and are actively trying to make it more inclusive.

Lydia Livingston

Lydia is the newest member of the Genesis Brand family and has fit into the culture seamlessly. After graduating college, three years ago, Lydia made the transition to west coast life after her early years in NYC. She's an avid tennis player, animal rights activist and aspiring vegan chef.

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