Queer people tend to love award shows, even when those awards don’t always serve as the best representation for LGBTQ+ people. Thankfully, the Grammy Awards have been some of the most progressive award ceremonies over the years, featuring queer artists as performers, nominees, and even trophy winners.
While it’s taken a long time for the movie and television academies to embrace LGBTQ+ actors, directors, and projects, queer artists have always been at the forefront of the music industry, prompting their names and pieces of work to be nominated, celebrated, or at least referenced at the Grammys. This year, a whopping number of LGBTQ+ musicians are nominated in big categories at the 2023 Grammy Awards – and we can’t wait to watch new queer moments happening at music’s biggest night on TV.
Scroll through to see 10 iconic LGBTQ+ moments in the history of the Grammy Awards.