Chill Pride Tunes To Play And Cheer Up To
As everyone who has ever grown up knows, representation is important. Queer kids have been under-represented in the media, and during Pride month it is important to uplift and promote the work of queer-identifying artists. As a bisexual woman, I have found solace in the songs I recommend below. Most of these songs are about WLW (bisexual and lesbian women), although some other identities are represented. The artists include Janelle Monáe, Lil Nas X, Haley Kiyoko, King Princess, Ashnikko, dodie and others.
How Haruka Tenoh Gave My Life New Meaning
I have often said that there has never been a doubt in my mind that I am bisexual. I knew from the very beginning. In early elementary school, I had crushes on both boys and girls. I never questioned it, and it never confused me.
Songs that helped me feel pride
Ever since I was young, I had a great love for music. In fact, one of my biggest fears as a child was that the world would run out of new songs and that creativity would cease. Thankfully that fear was unfounded! To this day, music is such a big part of my life, I even dream of becoming a lyricist and co-producer. One of the reasons I am so passionate about music is because when I felt alone, the music of artists like Fall out Boy, Lady Gaga, and BTS was always there for me. The reason I accept myself this much today is thanks to the messages I heard from musical artists. I and many others found solace and truth in the fact we were born this way. So, in this playlist, I want to list new and old songs whose iconic presence shaped my life, gave me confidence, and helped me find community.
The Proudest Playlist
It's pride month and I couldn't be happier... or prouder. After a year which has on a global level changed our lives and perspectives, it has never been more important to come together as one and celebrate and hug our friends and family, spend time with them, re-connect.
Songs Of Pride Your Mum Will Love
The time of year to celebrate our inner queens has finally come around again. With lockdown in England coming to an end the same month as pride it is cause for being more than just extra. We can finally see our fellow LGBTQIA+ and it definitely calls for a celebration. I compiled a list of lesbian/queer musicians who I feel are not as recognised as they should be.
Why are there so many songs about rainbows? Why am I so obsessed with this one song about rainbows? Kermit the Frog is not exactly what I would consider a Gay Icon. Yet this song should be considered a Queer anthem. Originally The Rainbow Connection was written for the Muppet movie in 1997 by Paul Williams and Kenneth Ascher and was inspired by the Disney classic when you wish upon a star. It has a beautifully simple message of reaching for your dreams. The soft banjo takes you away from there and honestly I could write for 100 years and never come up with a better pride song it's beautiful in is subtly and moving in its simplicity.
Playing for PRIDE
I always thing that playlists are a little lazy, this is because of my age and I remember doing cassettes for friends and girlfriends to share the music that mattered and obviously these had to be put together in real time and could only really be shared with one person , or put on at a party. You could also do a tape for the car , so any passengers would be treated to your musical taste (or lack of).
- Top Story - June 2021
5 Lessons Everyone Could Learn from RuPaul's Drag Race
I still remember the very first time I stumbled onto an episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Right before my eyes, I saw men transform into women, then lip-sync better than Ashley Simpson pre-SNL. The energy, the excitement, the pure passion was indescribable. My jaw hit the floor and this show changed my life forever. As a graduate student studying feminist literature, I wondered, “How can these men perform the female gender so well?” Needless to say, I was hooked—but I had no idea how hooked I would become.