LGBT History Month Series:
February is LGBT History Month and we, at GaydarGirls, would like to pay tribute to some of the women who fought for our rights in the past to make a better world for future generations.
The women we name here are just a few so please, let us know who else would you like us to include and why. Feel free to comment.
Our first honorary lady is Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Born 1915 on a cotton plant in Arkansas USA she went on to be a music prodigy who popularised gospel music among secular audiences during the 1930s and ’40s.
Her first performance was just age 4 and Sister Rosetta was also the first woman to play the electric guitar! Growing up in a time when prejudice was rife, not only did she carry the burden of being born a black woman but was also open in her inner circle about her more “intermit relationships” with woman.
Sister Rosetta, acclaimed godmother of rock and roll was so ahead of her time she blazed the trail and influenced some of the greats such as Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Little Richard. So this leaves me questioning myself, why on earth has this phenomenal woman not been inducted into the Rock N’ Roll hall of fame yet!? It is mind blowing to me!
In my opinion, Sister Rosetta should be a household name and the fact that not many of us have even heard of her is heartbreaking.
If you want to learn more about this amazing woman there is a great documentary about her life, check it out, spread the word and learn more about her. This world needs more women like Sister Rosetta.