Alex Blaze

Queer music Friday - The Cliks

Filed By Alex Blaze | February 22, 2008 5:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: Lucas Silveira, queer music, The Cliks

Here's The Cliks' "Oh Yeah":

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And lead singer Lucas Silveira on the attention his being trans brings to the band:

It has been something that’s kind of in the forefront. It’s understandable,because there are not, as far as I know, any bands on major labels right now with lead singers who are transgendered. And I think a lot of people are trying understand—and specifically with me—what that means. Because when they look at me, I’m not a visually obviously transgender person, because I don’t take testosterone, since it could alter my voice in a way that could destroy it. So that’s why I don’t particularly “look like a guy.” But it’s weird sometimes, and a lot of people ask mainly because they don’t know what transgendered means. They tend to put it in the category of transvestite, which is completely different.

So yeah, it can be interesting to talk about sometimes, but when it becomes the focus of what people are asking about, that can become a little distracting when all you want to do is talk about is the music. So, it’s typically mentioned, but not completely focused on. Maybe about 20 or 30% of the interviews I do are all about “Lucas is transgendered.”

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Not bad. They are not Type O Negative or Ozzy, But worth at least a listen.