5 Gorgeously Queer Moments From The Billboard Women In Music Ceremony 2018

What’s better than queer women and music?

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Last night we had ten queer lady (proverbial) orgasms whilst watching the 2018 Billboard Women in Music Ceremony last night. Not only were we super excited that our personal icon Janelle Monáe was being honored with the prestigious “trailblazer award” (last year’s winner was another queer icon, the amazing Halsey), we were dying to see what the rest of the fabulous queer babes in music were wearing this year.

We decided to round up our favorite, most memorable, queer moments of the Billboard Women in Music Ceremony. Starting with…

Hayley Kiyoko’s Tear-Jerking Speech 


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To my fans, you’ve made me a rising star. You make me rise and represent. You make me believe. I love you.

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Hayley Kiyoko (aka “Lesbian Jesus”) always knows how to make us cry with her pressing, honest, beautiful words of queer wisdom. Tonight she was made us extra emotional as she accepted the award of “rising star.”

“I was crying right before I went on stage and I was going to say in my speech: No one wants to be brave. We’re all terrified. And I’m very grateful for my fans because of their overwhelming support and faith in me. I found my purpose in life and the ability to embrace my truth.” Kiyoko passionately told the crowd.

The trailblazing force that is Janelle Monae 

“Moments like those, they remind you [that], no matter what’s going on in your life, how bad you’re feeling, by us walking in our truths, it can sometimes give the next person the courage to walk in theirs,” Said Monáe as she accepted the “trailblazer” award. So how does Monáe define a trailblazer? “Being a trailblazer is about diving into spaces unseen and undiscovered.” That’s how, babes.

Lauren Michelle Jauregui 

Can we talk about this incredible outfit moment, by one of our favorite queer babe pop stars? Those sharp collars cut right through our gay little hearts.

Alicia Keys suit 


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In my zone ✨✨✨

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We’re not exactly sure how Alicia Keys identifies, and we are not attempting to “out” anyone, but this outfit is just so androgynously iconic we had to include it on our list. If Alicia Keys isn’t queer, her outfit definitely is!
St. Vincent’s low-key outfit 

The lovely Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent) looked beyond chic in her understated, pretty classic “vogue” outfit!

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