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April’s Honorary Lady: Antony Hegarty

April 14, 2010

We introduced a new feature on the show tonight – the “honorary lady.” The honorary lady is an artist who may not be female, but who in some way embodies the innovative spirit of Girl Germs – by challenging perceptions of gender, standing up for GLBT rights, contributing to the DIY scene, blazing trails for female artists, supporting feminist ideals…you get the picture.

Our first honorary lady is Antony Hegarty of Antony and the Johnsons. Antony is a transgender artist who, through his unique, haunting vocal styling and painfully beautiful compositions, is constantly making innovative contributions to the music world. this Mercury Prize-winning artist is also a role model, raising awareness of the trans community and reaffirming the fact that you can be talented and successful no matter what your gender is. He’s collaborated with many other great artists, such as Sharon Jones, Bjork, Lou Reed, Hercules and Love Affair and Marianne Faithfull.

http://www.youtube.com/v/loNU4fVpO8E&hl=en_US&fs=1&color1=0x006699&color2=0x54abd6&border=1

Read more about Antony Hegarty here.

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