6 May 2018

Scissor Sisters’ Jake Shears on coming out, LGBT mental health and being a member of the LGBT community in Trump’s America

As lead singer of the multi-million selling band Scissor Sisters, Jake Shears found fame – along with critical success – performing a heady mix of glam-rock and queer transgression. But in his new autobiography ‘Boys Keep Swinging’, the focus is on the more challenging parts of his life: his difficult childhood in suburban Seattle, coming out in High School, and his years as a go-go dancer in gay strip bars in New York.