In her acceptance videoshe articulated her struggle for visibility and acceptance:
The Nth Power. Austra is progressive synth-pop with something to say, and Stelmanis sings it all beautifully. With so few queer women invited to the stages of massive festivals like Lollapalooza, Coachella, or Glatsonbury, her androgynous presence and lyrical genius is embraced by crowds of all ilks. DiFranco has received
All of this is to say we should not expect young LGBT pop stars to have the same understandings of LGBT issues as people who have been out and active in the community for years or people who have PhDs in gender, sexuality, or media studies.