Thursday, April 26, 2012

Legendary singer Chavela Vargas celebrates Lesbian Visibility Day

Today, April 26th, several organizations throughout Latin America and Spain are observing the "Dia de Visibilidad Lésbica" or "Lesbian Visibility Day" and urging people to use the hashtag #HazteVisible ['make yourself visible'] to spread the word on Twitter.

At 92 years of age, legendary singer Chavela Vargas might be a surprising convert to Twitter but she has embraced the medium as a way to promote her concerts and records and communicate with her fans.

Vargas, who came out as a lesbian at the age of 81, took to Twitter today to join in the celebration. Posting this amazing recent image of herself she wrote "Orgullosa de ser como soy" ["Proud to be the way I am"] and "Levantemos la voz que no somos invsibles" ["Lets raise our voice since we are not invisible"].

Vargas is revered around the world for her contribution to music and has appeared in films such as Pedro Almodovar's "The Flower of My Secret" and Julie Tymor's "Frida".

Here is one of  Vargas, classics, "Paloma Negra":

  • Chavela Vargas' Wikipedia Page here
  • Chavela Vargas' Facebook Fan Page here

1 comment:

KC said...

I love her! She's the best! Thanks for spotlighting her.