Beyonce is a global superstar who is highly respected in not only the music industry, but every where around the globe. She manages to relate to many different races, genders, ethnicities, and religious backgrounds. The 20 time Grammy winner has been deemed the best entertainer of our generation. Even while she is riding high off of her success she still manages to surprise people with more creative and artistic music and performances.
In 2015 Beyonce’ performed for a festival over the summer called “Made in America” where she performed a magical show. Before her performance of “Diva” one of her hit tracks off of her 3rd solo album “I Am Saha Fierce” she played a snippet from Ronda Rousey’s “Do Nothing bitch” speech. In the speech she speaks on how “just because her body was developed for a purpose other than fucking millionaires it doesn’t mean it’s masculine”. Beyonce’ wants to push the boundaries of what is feminine or masculine. The LGBTQ community looks up to Beyonce’ as a icon and some will say even a legend. Lavern Coxx has spoke on how Beyonce’ lifts and empowers women all around the world. She has the ability to bring us together more because of her talents and creativity. The Halo singer has also shown her gratitude towards marriage equality by dressing in all rainbow color clothing dancing around the her hit song “7/11”. In the speech by Ronda her claims will make you reconsider what really is masculine or feminine or if there are any boundaries at all. In the article “masculinity without Men” it states that people trust in the idea of what masculine is now and people don’t really know. With Beyonce’ she try’s to get people to see that being female doesn’t mean you can’t be muscular in the body or extremely successful. Women that are transmen in particular can relate to the idea of being more muscular. Even though Beyonce’ dances in her leotards she defies the norms of what is deemed a typical women or typical feminist. Through her performances she shows the LGBTQ community how to defy the laws of what is masculine or feminine or right or wrong and to be you for you.
While Beyonce’ is a actual women her performances speaks volumes to so many across the world. The LGBTQ community lives for her strong anthems and powerful messages that promotes good thoughts and breaks social norms. Beyonce’ has been looked at as the “it” women where she is the new standard. By her using her power for good it sets her apart from artist who might not be as involved. Helping the LGBTQ community be more confident will help shine more light on topics of transgenders, gays and lesbians which will show we are all one of a kind. I believe that she is a wonderful voice through her messages in the LGBTQ community.