I was interviewed by entertainment site Bold & Sugar this week out of Texas. We chatted about all kinds of stuff, from music and love to queer rights and what coming out is like now vs. when I did it in the mid-90s and more.
Check it out on the Bold & Sugar site HERE or read the transcript below.
From Bold & Sugar: (7/14/2014)
Logan Lynn Interview: From Preacher’s Son to LGBT Artist
Former Logo Network “NewNowNext” host and current Huffington Post author and musician, Logan Lynn refuses to be put in a box. As an LGBT artist, his music transcends most musical genres, and Logan has gained a dedicated following as a musical artist who is determined to be innovative.
The “Radio Silent” musician was gracious enough to answer a few questions Bold & Sugar had (We’re nosey). Tuck in to the interview below.
Tell us about your musical beginnings
Well, I was raised in an A cappella church, so my vocal training came by way of that experience. Once I left the church and came out, I immersed myself as a Read the rest of this entry »
I’m one of the cover stories in the July issue of HIM Magazine, which just came out yesterday. We talk about everything from music and love, to growing up in a non-affirming Christian church, to surviving the violence of my youth and the near-fatal addiction (and triumph over said addiction) which followed.
Read the interview online HERE or you can read the full transcript below.
From HIM Magazine (July 2014 Issue):
“From Preacher’s Kid to Pop Artist: An Interview with Gay Musician Logan Lynn”
By Dominique Robbins
(Photos by Adrian Sotomayor Photography and Leonard Martin Hughet)
Logan Lynn is an American singer, songwriter, and producer. His music pushes the boundaries of what we call “pop” and it challenges us to look inside ourselves and find that person within. His latest album “Tramp Stamps and Birthmarks” give us a little glimpse of who Logan is as an artist and as a human being. With songs like “Turn Me Out” which focuses on his sexual side and even his cover of “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen” which gives us a glimpse of his singing background growing up in church, it is safe to say that Logan is well rounded and well brought up. Growing up a Preacher’s kid with a dad who had an on the road ministry to being Read the rest of this entry »
Now that marriage is won in Oregon, I am really excited for the LGBTQ community (and our allies) to get back to the still very pressing work of making schools safer, ending workplace discrimination, bringing cultural competency to systems which oppress us, building bridges with communities of faith who oppose us, pushing trans rights to the forefront of our agenda, and making sure our growing senior population is honored and celebrated, having paved the way for all of these modern victories so many years ago.
Celebrate tonight, friends — because tomorrow the work continues.
To find the LGBTQ Community Center nearest you to get involved and support this community, click HERE. In Oregon, click HERE to connect with Q Center.
(Photo: The Oregonian)
This month marks the 6 year anniversary of my being free from the crippling addiction to cocaine, alcohol, and crack cocaine which almost took my life in 2008.
Thank you to my sweet family and friends for standing by me through the 16 years it took me to land after taking off. I owe every minute of this hard fought-for life I live every day now to the hard fought-for love each of you gave me then, and the seemingly boundless compassion you have shown me in the years since.
If any of you reading this are struggling with addiction or are feeling hopeless about ever feeling better, please message me here or send me an email at Logan@LoganLynnMusic.com — I am happy to help connect you to resources where you live anytime.