Queer Icon: Billie Holiday (1915-1959)

Billie Holiday's music transcends generations. Songs like "God Bless The Child", “Solitude”, “I’ll Be Seeing You”, and, of course, “Strange Fruit” are woven into the musical quilt of America. Her tendency toward triumph despite a world which continuously knocked her off her feet, and her unabashed, completely honest sense of self make her an icon for which the world will always be grateful.

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