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Pride Anthem(s)

Anthems for sexuality’s.

By Burnt BaguettesPublished 3 years ago 3 min read
Pride Anthem(s)
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Pride Anthem.

Anthems for sexualities.

There is a lot of sexuality out there, but I know two that have anthems that are songs that I know. The Bisexual anthem is sweater weather, by The neighborhood. The lesbian anthem is girls, by girl and red (and the rest of her songs can also be an anthem for people in the lgbtqia+ community) and I kissed a girl by Katy perry. I know these songs by heart and I am sure there are a lot of other ones out there, but I know these by heart. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or questioning, intersex, and asexual are all included in the phrase LGBTQIA, which stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and/or questioning, intersex, and asexual. This is home by cave town is the anthem for people who are transgender. These songs I know by heart and I can write about them.

The bisexual anthem is an interesting song. When he meets a female, talks to her, and senses her feelings, he says "one house, just us," implying that he wants to remain with her for a long time. In the same paragraph, he mentions marijuana (one love, one house). Then he says, "It's too cold for you here," implying that California (which was mentioned earlier) is frigid in the sense that there are likely a lot of nasty people, and that he wants her to stay inside with him, secure under his protection and love (holes in his sweater). So, she's symbolically protected by the holes in his sweater, because California is probably rough on decent girls like her or whatever. But I like to believe it’s a bisexual anthem. It’s a really good song and I like to listen to it.

The first lesbian anthem would be girls. "Do you listen to the girl in red?" is just slang for "are you attracted to other females as a female?" As in, listening to specific music instantly identifies your sexuality, which can't be further from the truth and is wrong. Girl in Red responded to this statement on her Instagram account in March 2020, calling out people who labeled her music as "gay music." While Girl in Red is queer, she feels that everyone can (and thus should) love her music. This is one of those songs you would blast in the shower if you are single, a song to get other lesbians in the area's attention and just blast this at your girlfriend if you go by she/her or something along those lines and just gives off those vibes. This song is great.

I kissed a girl, it’s in the title of the song. A young lady who was interested in experimenting with her sexuality but would never do anything she thought was sinful got drunk and, as a result of the high, dared to try something she had been taught was "wrong," but she enjoyed it and discovered there is nothing wrong with being gay; it doesn't make you a perv (as being some kind of presume) or morally corrupt; it's just love or in the moment fun like any other partnership. I don’t listen to this song that much, but it’s a good song to listen to.

This is home by cave town is the last song I will write about. The song is about a transgender man's problems. They are changing to male by saying things like "I'll hide my chest" and "I'll cut my hair." They're probably suffering from gender dysphoria. Some of the lyrics, such as "Little do we know the stars greet him with open arms" and "sometimes I think I'm dead," contain subtle references to sadness and/or suicide. The portion where it reads, "I cannot fall in love," could indicate that he is having problems finding love because he is trans, or that he is asexual or whatever. Gender dysphoria is certainly real and this song makes it a tad better.

And that’s my playlist!


About the Creator

Burnt Baguettes

I like to write sad, dystopian lesbian love stories. That is all you really need in life.

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