Grace Jones is a name synonymous with innovation, risk-taking, and empowerment. Her music and fashion have always been provocative, pushing the boundaries of what was considered acceptable and challenging societal norms.
These elements of her legacy speak to the queer community in many ways, solidifying her as a gay icon for over four decades.
In her music, Jones often speaks back to the community with her icon status, specifically in her underrated b-side track “Pride”.Jones’ 1978 album “Fame” was a breakthrough, showcasing her unique blend of funk, disco, and reggae.
The album features Jones’s signature vocals and bold style, with standout tracks like “Do or Die” and “Am I Ever Gonna Fall in Love in New York City?” that cemented her status as a music industry innovator.