It's that time of the year again!
Pride Month is in full swing, so I thought I would do a part two to an article I wrote for last year's Pride Month.
Whether specifically about being LGBTQ+ or just by LGBTQ+ artists, here are some great additions to your pride playlist!
1. "Rainbow" by dodie
This song perfectly highlights the reason why pride parades and Pride Month exist in the first place.
In a world where anyone who is not straight/cisgender is constantly being told that their feelings are wrong, it's good to have a month to be told that you are a rainbow. It can make all the difference to someone struggling with their identity.
2. "Make Me Feel" by Janelle Monáe
Some people don't know that this song is actually about Janelle Monáe's pansexuality. And what better way to come out to your fans than creating such a bop?
3. "GUY.exe" by Superfruit
Superfruit (a musical duo featuring Mitch Grassi and Scott Hoying from Pentatonix) love to specialize in very outwardly gay music, which is so refreshing in a musical landscape where a lot of artists try to be more subtle in its LGBT themes.
Plus the lyrics and music video are both hilariously relatable for almost every orientation.
4. "Girls/Girls/Boys" by Panic! at the Disco
Brendan Urie recently came out as pansexual himself, making his words "Girls love girls and boys and love is not a choice" even more meaningful.
5. "The Joke" by Brandi Carlile
This Grammy award-winning song is the perfect anthem for anyone who has ever been put down about something that makes them different.
It's the perfect song for people going through a hard time to really latch onto and get strength from. I can't recommend it enough.
6. "Rendezvous" by Miss Benny
We love a gender nonconforming bop! Miss Benny really knows how to get people jamming while examining their preconceived notions on masculinity. What a queen.
7. "Older" by Ben Platt
Though not explicitly about being gay, the line "get to fall in love with another man" was the first time Ben Platt confirmed his sexuality to his fans. So this coming out moment hidden in a motivational song just makes the song all the more uplifting.