To shine a light on all the incredible LGBTQI executives and creatives in our industry, TIO has teamed up with Wonder founder Matt Emsell (5SOS, Matt Corby) to launch an article series. We’ll ask industry figures and artists how their sexuality and gender identity has shaped their experiences in the Australian music business. And, of course, why marriage equality is important to them.

With the final day of the Same Sex Marriage Postal Vote happening on November 7, the music industry has an important role in the discourse playing out in the public space.

Below is our Q&A with Caitlin McGregor, the Publicity & Communications Manager at Tim Levinson’s Sydney hip hop label Elefant Traks. McGregor is perhaps better known as a critically acclaimed artist though, having played with the likes of First Aid Kit, SOAK, James Vincent McMorrow, and Courtney Barnett and winner of the SOYA award in 2013.

Now recording under the moniker Handsome, McGregor has just released new single ‘Late Night Ball Game feat. Joyride,’ lifted from upcoming EP No Hat No Play.

Why are you taking part in this campaign?

I am taking part in this campaign because I believe it’s important to have your voice heard – I think it is important to encourage and empower queer people to do the same and to remember that being queer is normal, it is powerful and it is awesome.