Throughout history, people of all cultures and all genders have created music. Whether by singing, playing instruments, or writing music, trans musical artists have affected the world. Although it can be difficult to label musicians from the distant past, the early and mid-20th century has many examples of influential musicians who are known to have been trans. The discussion of musicians included in this entry is not meant to be exhaustive, but it represents some notable 20th- and 21st-century trans musicians who have made or are making a difference in many genres of music. In addition to highlighting influential musical artists, it is important to recognize the significance of voice and singing to musicians. Although every person has a unique path as a singer, some ...

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