Pete Burns: The LGBTQ+ Icon That Was Ahead Of His Time

Updated: May 17

Liverpudlian LGBTQ+ Icon, Pete Burns, And His Impact Upon The World Through His Powerful Presence

Liverpudlian LGBTQ+ icon Pete Burns as he appeared in his hit song 'You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)' (Credit: The Liverpudlian).
Liverpudlian LGBTQ+ icon Pete Burns as he appeared in his hit song 'You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)' (Credit: The Liverpudlian).

Pete Burns, the enigmatic leader of the Liverpudlian band Dead or Alive was quite possibly decades ahead of his time. The LGBTQ+ icon is known for his bold style, powerful voice and iconic sense of self.


He gained fame through hits like 'You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)' and his unignorable presence on stage, during interviews and in everyday life. The nation were able to get to know Pete better through his appearance on Celebrity Big Brother amongst a number of other appearances on various other television shows and through his autobiography.