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Find Out What Annie Lennox Thinks About Trans Visibility And How You Can Win An Autographed Copy Of Her New Album

When singer Annie Lennox came to fame in the early 1980s as the vocalist for the beloved British duo The Eurythmics, many considered her a gender-bender due to her excitingly androgynous appearance. It’s little surprise that she is thrilled to see the great strides made toward LGBT equality and transgender visibility. In a recent interview with HuffPo to promote her latest album Nostalgia, Lennox expressed her happiness, saying:

[Feminism] is coming to a place where is needs to be inclusive. I think the LGBTQ community are a part of that movement and we’re all sort of connected in a particular level and it’s very exciting… I am so happy to see now that transgender women and men are able to come out of the shadows finally and say, ‘Look we’re here. Why do we need to pretend we don’t exist?'”

Lennox is also noted for reciprocating the love of her devoted fan base. To show her gratitude for their many years of support, the entertainer is offering an autographed vinyl copy of Nostalgia to one lucky Queerty reader. For your chance to win, listen to the album on iTunes and tell us which song is your favorite before October. 24. We’ll select a winner and you’ll be notified by email. Watch the trailer for the record below.

Nostalgia (available now), the seventh solo album from legendary singer-songwriter Annie Lennox, features fresh takes on iconic American compositions including “I Put A Spell On You” and “God Bless The Child.”