Feature Transgender artist Mina Caputo in Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock
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Feature Transgender artist Mina Caputo in Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock

    1. Gary Suarez
    2. Petition by

      Gary Suarez

      Astoria, NY

An icon in the metal and hardcore scenes, Mina (nee Keith) Caputo fronted the legendary Life Of Agony. From the modern classic River Runs Red through the 2005 reunion record Broken Valley, the band left a lasting impression and has influenced more bands than we can even imagine.

After performing for more than twenty years as a man, Caputo came out as transsexual, and announced a transition from male to female. She also began referring to herself with female pronouns. Immediately following, there were mixed feelings from both fans and friends alike, but nonetheless an overwhelming amount of support.

We, the undersigned, feel that one way the metal scene can further show its support for Caputo is to have her featured in Revolver Magazine's Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock. While the feature been subject to criticism as promoting sexism and exploitation of women, Revolver's editor-in-chief Brandon Geist and other defenders have countered that the feature is meant to empower and celebrate women. Including Caputo here would make a significant step towards mending that rift by recognizing that a transgendered musician in this scene is worthy of such celebration and empowerment.

Photo credit: Jeremy Saffer, 2012

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    • ade beresford SUTTON IN ASHFIELD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      Keith Caputo is a wonderful human being giving us some of the best spiritual heart felt lyrics to ever be sung about the struggles of living life. Keith is now Mina still the same wonderful human being as before only now transgender. I dont know all the answers to this story but i do know Keith Caputo rocks whatever gender he chooses to be. Fully support you Mina your an inspiration!!!xxxxx

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    • franz payrhuber LINZ, AUSTRIA
      • over 2 years ago

      MINA is great. she deserves attention.

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    • Eleanor Schmidt IRMO, SC
      • over 2 years ago

      I support this artist. I support this cause.

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    • Carmen Bermudez BOSTON, MA
      • over 2 years ago

      because she's freed herself.

      .. now let her in!

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    • Ray Concrete THUN, SWITZERLAND
      • over 2 years ago

      Because she goes hard!

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