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 Siobhan Poynton of punk three-piece SCABZ.
Why are you taking part in this campaign?
Because it is important to shine light on positive things when you’re being shat on. And I’m all about building up the gays. Hopefully soon Lesbians will not only run the music industry, but the whole planet and we’ll all be vegan and compost and ride bikes everywhere.