She’s the mistress of outspoken, sometimes crude, and always admirably fearless songs, and now the infamous Peaches has garnered a second nod for Outstanding Music Artist at the Gay and Lesbian Allegiance Against Defamation (GLAAD) awards, this time for 2006’s Impeach My Bush.
GLAAD’s annual ceremony pays tribute to artists exemplifying the idea that words and images–particularly gender-related ones–matter, and few could challenge Peaches to this title. Born Merrill Nisker, she’s more than made a name for herself as both a politically conscious figure and a woman with no qualms about discussing–and reveling in–her bisexuality. Just check lyrics like “I don’t like to make the choice/I like girls and I like boys,” her appearance on The L Word (Showtime’s series about female relationships), and her inclustion in the curriculum for the LGBT program at the University of Toronto for proof that she deserves the nomination. The fact that she’s a skilled musician who loves to rock out just makes her even more of a favorite.
The GLAAD Media Awards show airs April 21, 2007 on LOGO.
Impeach My Bush is out now on XL.