In honor of rock and metal's LGBTQIA+ community, we've compiled a gallery of LGBTQIA+ figures in the rock and metal community, which includes Judas Priest's Rob Halford, Queen's Freddie Mercury, David Bowie, Halestorm's Lzzy Hale and many others.

June is the commemorative LGBTQIA+ Pride Month, in honor of the Stonewall Riots that occurred in June of 1969. The uprising was in response to a police raid that occurred in Greenwich Village, N.Y., and is considered the single most important event to spark the gay liberation movement.

Oct. 11 is National Coming Out Day, encouraging those who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community to share their authentic selves with others and for others to welcome this with love and acceptance.

READ MORE: The Truth About Sexuality in Rock + Metal

In November, Trans Awareness is celebrated and, more specifically, Transgender Awareness Week takes place from Nov. 13-19, raising visibility for transgender people and to further discuss issues the trans community continues to confront. Transgender Day of Remembrance follows on Nov. 20 in observations of the transgender lives lost due to anti-trans violence.

30 LGBTQIA+ Icons in Rock + Metal

These are some of the LGBTQIA+ icons of the rock and metal world.

Gallery Credit: Lauryn Schaffner

Rock + Metal Songs With Social Messages

Music has the power to move people. It also has the power to move them to action.

Gallery Credit: Taylor Markarian