2013: The Year In Lesbian/Bi Music

Metal frontwoman OTEP Shamaya put out Hydra on Victory Records, saying it was going to be the band’s final album. The sole video from the album was for “Apex Predator” but OTEP continues to tour as their stage show is what really brings in hardcore fans.

Otep With New Years Day In Concert - Indianapolis, IN

While k.d. lang didn’t put out any new music this year, she was celebrated by being named a face of a new Canadian stamp and joined the cast of Broadway’s After Midnight.

"After Midnight" Broadway Opening Night - Arrivals And Curtain Call

Melissa Etheridge used her spotlight to speak out on Angelina Jolie‘s double mastectomy, pot legalization and Russia’s homophobic laws. She also expressed her plans to marry her partner, TV producer Linda Wallem.

GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live! - Countdown To Music's Biggest Night - Press Room

Seattle singer/songwriter Brandi Carlile announced her split with her label, Columbia Records, and said she’ll be recording her next LP on her own. 2013 saw her continuing to tour off of Bear Creek.

Brandi Carlile In Concert - Louisville, KY

Former American Idol contestant Crystal Bowersox quelled rumors about her sexuality by coming out as bisexual. The statement came along with Crystal’s holiday song “Coming Out for Christmas,” which benefitted The Trevor Project. Crystal told Good Day L.A.:

“I have been bisexual as long as I can remember. I just remember being made fun of for that in junior high and it was something that was shameful and it really shouldn’t be.”

Crystal Bowersox In Concert  - Seattle, WA

Crystal’s second album, All That for This, was released in March.

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