The lesbian icon talks visibility and finding her voice

INTERVIEW BY CARRIE LYELL, IMAGE SHOWS HORSE NEXT TO ROXANA HALLS’ PORTRAIT, PHOTOGRAPH BY JONATHAN PHANG

For our Lesbian Visibility Issue, not only do we have Roxana Halls’ stunning portrait of Horse McDonald on the cover, we have a fabulous interview inside too. DIVA editor-in-chief Carrie Lyell speaks exclusively to the pop legend and badass butch. Here’s a cheeky taster.

Horse on…

Starting out as a singer

“People assumed I was a man to begin with. I didn’t say either way; I just kept going.”

Leaving a legacy

“By being visible and here, you’re leaving a buoy in the water. You’re leaving a marker, a map. Something for people to follow.”

Being 100% authentic

“I don’t fit in. And I’ve never tried to fit in.”

PLUS: Horse shares what it feels like having her portrait hanging in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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