Janelle Monáe on coming out and centring joy

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Over their two-decade-long career as a musician, Janelle Monáe has found a way to connect with and heal with their dedicated LGBTQIA fanbase, especially those who are QTIPOC. They’ve consistently made Black queerstory and this summer, they released their highly-anticipated album, The Age Of Pleasure, which welcomed in a new era of queer liberation and joy.