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This June, we celebrate Pride with songs new and old, some slow and fast, but all with a common theme of unity and love.
Music and pride have gone hand in hand since the beginning of the Pride movement. Before Pride Month was even a thing, music was one of the few outlets in which the LGBTQ community could express themselves. It’s all thanks to early LTBTQ icons like Queen, Village, and Elton John, who have paved the way for newer generations to embrace their sexualities. As more artists joining the LGBTQ community, a new wave of icons like Hayley Kiyoko, Lady Gaga, and Lil Nas X hold the torch for next generations to be out and proud with music that allows us to celebrate who we are.
Due to the current lockdown restrictions, it’s unlikely that any Pride events will take place in the city. But that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate Pride month from the comfort of your own home. Go back in time to commemorate the Stonewall riots that resulted in the birth of Pride Month, with shows about the LGBTQ+ community. You can also add rainbow-themed decorations to your home or jam to some pride anthems to kick start your celebrations.
From trailblazing tracks like YMCA by Village People and I Want to Break Free by Queen to newer songs like Curious by Hayley Kiyoko or Good as Hell by Lizzo, we have compiled songs that are perfect for your pride playlists
Start off with songs like MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name) by Lil Nas X, Born This Way by Lady Gaga, and We R Who We R by Kesha. Then travel a little back in time with Dancing Queen by ABBA and All The Lovers by Kylie Minogue. Call for change while belting to the lyrics of March by Monét X Change. Then fall to the floor with songs like HIM by Sam Smith and sing along as he recounts the coming-out story of a boy in Mississippi. We have all your bases covered, so all you need to do is take a listen!
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