Gay Music News: Stephen Leonard “Wanting it All”

 STEPHEN LEONARD is an out Chicago singer-songwriter, music
producer/promoter, proud member of the Chicago Gay Hockey Association
and advocate for LGBTQ issues. His original music and community efforts
have garnered Midwest and national recognition for projects appearing
online, on television and in film.

In his new album, HIS FIRE, Leonard showcases a deep evolution in his voice, songwriting and producing from his 2010 home-recorded debut album, WITH A PEN.


Fire is a personal collection of confrontations,” says Leonard. “When I
started writing this album, I was drawn to the physical and emotional
effects and fears of fire and its parallel relationship to man. Both can
be warm and giving. Both can be strong and attractive. And both can be
rather impulsive and even seen as threatening. Every song on this record
is me confronting the fire and digging beneath the flames.”

passion for powerful music and individuality has helped pioneer a
growing and supportive community of singers and songwriters in Chicago
and has produced and hosted concerts and events that have helped raise
thousands of dollars for various causes. In 2011, Leonard received the Windy City Times’ 30 Under 30 Award for his outstanding contributions to the Chicago LGBTQ music and sports communities.