Raise your rainbow flag with these top LGBTQ+ artists!
Pride flags are on the rise and rainbow designs are painted vastly more than usual. This June, we celebrate the colorful month of love, diversity, and equal rights! Make the most out of it at home while listening to some bops from these LGBTQ artists this 2020!
Who are some LGBT artists to listen to this Pride Month 2020?
Apart from its call for awareness and commemoration of the 1969 Stonewall riots, Pride Month is also well-known for its active parades, marches, and live performances. While we are limited from doing such things under the new normal, you could ring some bangers that sing the spirit of Pride under your roof instead. Make sure to add these musicians to your Pride playlist!
American singer-songwriter King Princess speaks strongly of her identity as genderqueer with her stage name. In previous interviews, she has stated that the name “encompasses the complexity of her gender.” She debuted with the album “1950”, which is dedicated to the LGBTQ+ community and queer love.
1950 paved the way for international acclaim after it peaked on multiple charts and has been certified platinum. The outspoken artist is dauntless in conveying her advocacies through her musical platform. But, aside from this, everyone swoons over her curly short bob! Thinking of changing your hairstyle this Pride month? Have the professionals at Bangs Prime Salon bring your dream hairstyle to life!
German singer-songwriter Kim Petras made remarkable scenes around the media before she got recognition in her music. She first appeared on TV shows where she openly talked about her medical transition as a transwoman. In fact, at the age of 16, she was known for being the youngest person to ever have gender affirmation surgery.
The singer is also determined to flourish in the music industry. Her debut single “I Don’t Want It at All” climbed on several viral music charts on Spotify. Her next singles “Feeling of Falling” and “Heart to Break” charted on Billboard. In 2019, she released her first full-length album “Clarity” which also climbed up on music charts and garnered critical acclaim. This Pride Month, why not rock her famous mini skirt style? Get your own high-hemmed skirt at H&M today!
On August 8, 2013, Troye Sivan came out as part of the LGBTQ+ community in a YouTube video entitled “Coming Out”. In the video, he stated that “This is not something that I’m ashamed of and it’s not something that anyone should have to be ashamed of…”. The video gained many supportive comments, including messages from fans who shared how his coming out inspired them.
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Of course, we’re not going to forget our Mother Monster! The iconic Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is definitely one of our favorite icons. In 2009, Gaga publicly came out as bisexual in an interview with Barbara Walters of ABC News. She then revealed that her attraction to women inspired the song “Poker Face.”
Gaga’s other hit “Born This Way” has been embraced as a bona fide gay anthem that has inspired some of the people part of the community to come out of the closet! “Don’t hide in regret, just love yourself and you’re set. I’m on the right track, baby. I was born this way.” It’s the anthology of self-love that has inspired a lot of individuals to appreciate themselves more.
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“I feel like a free man…” Frank Ocean bravely came out in a Tumblr post last 2012 wherein he revealed that he is bisexual.
Frank Ocean released his first solo tune, “Chanel”, in March 2017. It gained a lot of recognition because of how its meaning revolves around a queer theme. “See on both sides like Chanel” holds multiple meanings for many fans. The lyrics “My guy pretty like a girl and he got fight stories to tell,” made fans think that the song was about seeing the masculine and feminine side of a male romantic interest. Jam and listen to the song for you to discover your own interpretation of it with the help of your very own Sony speakers!
Pride month is a season of love, of an emerging call for acceptance, and for the end of discrimination against the LGBTQ+ society. This call has come a long way in the past few years and the platform of artists were catalysts to it. As long as there are voices that need to be heard, music will continue to translate them into the world. Enjoy the celebration by listening to your favorite LGBTQ artists this 2020 Pride Month!
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