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Transitioning can be as difficult as it is liberating, and perhaps an especially fraught journey for someone with the glare of the spotlight on them. But as fans rally around the singer, they show how rock can embrace difference. Though sometimes stereotyped as a realm of swagger, testosterone and machismo, rock also has history of producing characters – including the Cramps’ Lux Interior, David Bowie, Prince and stretching back to Little Richard – who offer testimony to its capacity for encouraging fluidity, all having subverted ideas of gender norms to wild, thrilling success.
…But for all the machismo of rock, there’s also the angst, pain, rage and joy that comes with those crashing, distorted chords – its a medium that both closeted and open-but-oppressed trans men and women may find themselves drawn to, especially as teens, navigating their way through a period where society does its best to hammer us into conformed sexual and gender ideals."