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For queer female celebrities, coming out is only the beginning.
Can an artist like Halsey — bisexual, biracial, and transitioning from internet to mainstream fame — avoid the pressure to straighten her image?
Last November, a 15-year-old named Steele kissed a girl for the first time.
While she waited for The Weeknd to take the stage at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, she watched the opening act, Halsey, whom she’d never heard of before.
And pop, historically, has not been a place where many out queer women have thrived.
Those who have been queer and successful — like lesbian singer Lesley Gore in the ’60s and ’70s — were mostly closeted at the height of their fame, or passed easily as straight, or (in her case) both.
Masculine or androgynous queer women haven’t seen similar success.
Male pop singers, for their part, have traditionally been vehicles through which preteen girls have explored and expressed their budding sexuality, to the dismissal and disgust of “real” (read: male) music fans.
Halsey remains an out bisexual woman, no matter what she does with her art.Tegan and Sara, the beloved androgynous indie pop duo, have arguably been the only gay pop stars to shatter that particular glass ceiling.When they were working on their 2013 album Heartthrob — which pushed them, finally, into mainstream success — their label head urged them to avoid thinking there was a ceiling overhead at all.Halsey beckoned for Steele to come closer to the stage.“She leans over and kisses me,” Steele recounted recently over Twitter DM.“And of course I kiss back, and we totally made out!!