Cliks Lead Singer Silveira: Welcoming Change

The rock band the Cliks has gotten a lot of attention this summer after touring with Cyndi Lauper, and the band is being compared to the Pretenders and David Bowie. But there's another reason why the band is in the spotlight: lead singer, Lucas Silveira. When the band was first formed he was a she — Lillia Silveira, who fronted an all-female band. But the musician has since transitioned into a male, making him the first transgender lead singer to be signed to a major label with the album, Snakehouse.

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