Judas Priest’s Rob Halford Talks Pride, Gay Rights And Lady Gaga

Judas Priest's Rob Halford

Judas Priest’s Rob Halford

It’s hard to underestimate the importance of openly gay Judas Priest singer Rob Halford coming out all those years ago.

Because when he did come out it forced rockers everywhere to confront their feelings about homosexuality. The internal monologue probably went something like this:

“Rob Halford’s a gayer?”

Yes.

“But he’s badass. So does that mean gay people can be badass?”

Yes.

“So I can still like Judas Priest because they’re still badass? And who gives a shit about who Rob Halford is sexizing anyway?”

Yes. Exactly.

… And the world became a slightly better place.

Sarah spoke to Halford about gay stuff leading up to the big WorldPride party happening in Toronto this weekend.

You can read the story by heading over to Huffington Post Music Canada here.

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