Shea Diamond: 'Nothing Has Changed Since the Days of Sylvia and Marsha'
This interview was conducted as part of the podcast, LGBTQ&A.Shea Diamond's career still feels like a joke to her, that it all could be taken away at any moment. "And I know that sounds horrible, but I just don't feel like we're respected as human beings, so how can we be respected in art?" She says on this week's episode of LGBTQ&A.The 42-year-old soul singer grew up on a dirt road in Little Rock, Ark., ran away from home at 14, and spent 10 years in prison where she ultimately penned the new trans anthem, "I Am Her." Now Diamond's signed by a major record label; her recent EP, Seen It All, was executive produced and co-written with Justin Tranter, one of the most sought after names in pop.