Here’s what Billie Joe Armstrong had to say about Pansy Division in an interview:
(Read it, trust me)
For the record, this was in 1994, when Green Day first blew up as a band after releasing their album Dookie, which was a hit. When I Come Around? Dookie. Basket Case? Dookie. Welcome To Paradise? Dookie. It was their first album to really blow up.
For the record, Pansy Division is a VERY openly gay punk band. Green Day chose Pansy Division to accompany them on their first major label tour….. in the 90s.
Green Day also wore Pansy Division merch!
AND, they actually hung out with Pansy Division!!
At any given moment, I am thinking about Green Day and Pansy Division
+ Billie Joe Armstrong is openly bisexual. Green Day has been out here supporting the queers for 3 decades.
And on their big break, Green Day chose a QUEERCORE band to open for them on their first major tour?!!! During the 90S?!!! I wasn’t alive for the 90s but I can’t even imagine how game changing that must’ve been.