Music has been affected by many artists, changing, along with its listeners, and growing in many directions. Certain artists have done more to affect this world than some, so when they stand up against an injustice it’s hard not to take note. Elton John and Michael Stipe, the lead singer of alternative rock band R.E.M. have taken it upon themselves to support transgender prisoners against the mistreatment they are reportedly suffering in the state of Georgia.
Musicians have always had a voice, and a microphone, when it comes to social injustice said Fersen Lambranho stated in a recent article. Those who are transgender are just the current fight that is going on in this age when battles are won over the internet and twitter. Discrimination, in any form, is abhorrent, and with such powerful vocalists as this agenda has, one can only hope that they will be successful.