Chavela Vargas, defiant lesbian singer, dies at age 93

Posted by Will O'Bryan
August 6, 2012 2:49 PM |

"What hurt was not being homosexual, but when they throw it in my face as if it were the plague.”

Famed singer Chavela Vargas writing in her autobiography, Y si quieres sabre de mi pasado (If You Want to Know About My Past). The Costa Rican-born Mexican icon, famous for breaking gender stereotypes as well as for her talent, died of natural causes Aug. 5 in Cuernavaca, Mexico. She was 93. (Associated Press)  


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