Here are 33 LGBTQIA+ icons in rock and metal.

In honor of the LGBTQIA+ community, we've compiled a gallery of LGBTQIA+ figures in  rock and metal, which includes Judas Priest's Rob Halford, Queen's Freddie Mercury, David Bowie, Halestorm's Lzzy Hale, Greta Van Fleet's Josh Kiszka and many others.

June is the commemorative LGBTQIA+ Pride Month, in honor of the Stonewall Riots that occurred in June of 1969. The uprising was in response to a police raid that occurred in Greenwich Village, N.Y., and is considered the single most important event to spark the gay liberation movement.

Oct. 11 is National Coming Out Day, to encourage those who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community to share their authentic selves with others and for others to welcome it with love and acceptance.

READ MORE: Rob Halford Advises Closeted Gay Metalheads Not to Be Afraid

In November, Trans Awareness is celebrated and, more specifically, Transgender Awareness Week takes place from Nov. 13-19, raising visibility for transgender people and to further discuss issues the trans community continues to confront. Transgender Day of Remembrance follows on Nov. 20 in observations of the transgender lives lost due to anti-trans violence.

See rock and metal musicians who are members of the community, and wave the flag for LGBTQIA+ rights and inspire others to do the same, below.

33 LGBTQIA+ Icons in Rock + Metal

These are some of the LGBTQIA+ icons of the rock and metal world.

Gallery Credit: Lauryn Schaffner

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