LGBTQ+ Artists to Celebrate during Pride Month! 🏳️‍🌈

Updated: Nov 22, 2021

Written by: Caroline Hoffman

IT’S PRIDE MONTH!!! That means it's time to show extra love to all of our favorite LQBTQ+ icons. We compiled a list of some of the top LGBTQ+ artists and how you can show them love this month!

Sam Smith- Sam Smith has had a wildly successful career with 8 Top 10 hits and 4 Grammys under his belt. Sam has also used his beautiful voice to help educate the public about what it means to be nonbinary. He has bravely shared with the public about the various steps he has taken to no longer be “at war” with his gender identity. He has recently released a single, I’m Ready, with another LGBTQ+ favorite Demi Lovato.

Hayley Kiyoko- Since releasing her 2015 hit Girls Like Girls, Hayley has come to be known as “Lesbian Jesus” to her fans! She has continued to help set a standard for queer female representation in the music industry. You can stream her 2018 album Expectations that is full of queer bops and her 2020 EP I’m Too Sensitive For This Sh*t!

Teagan and Sara- Teagan and Sara are twins that have been releasing music together since 1999!! They rose to mainstream success in 2013 with their single Closer. They have since created “The Tegan and Sara Foundation” with the goal of fighting “for economic justice, health, and representation for LGBTQ girls and women.” You can stream their recent album Hey, I’m Just Like You and you can learn more about their foundation or donate on their website!

Conan Grey- Conan Grey rose to fame on YouTube before signing with Republic Records. His new album Kid Krow reached #5 on the Billboard 200 putting him as the biggest US new artist debut of 2020!! Conan and his music are also very popular on TikTok. You can support him by streaming Kid Krow and showing him some love on social media.

Lil Nas X- Lil Nas X became a household name with his song Old Town Road with Billy Ray Cyrus. After riding out the huge wave of success that came with the song (2 Grammys!!!), he is back with a new single Rodeo (feat. Nas). He has continually been an outspoken advocate to the black community, LGBTQ+ community and women. You can follow him on Twitter to keep up with his movements and stream his EP titled 7 EP!

Lady Gaga- Lady Gaga’s outspoken support of the LGBTQ+ community has earned her the title of “gay icon”! She has supported the community through her music with songs like Born This Way, Poker Face, Hair, and G.U.Y.! Her entire Born This Way album has become a staple in queer culture and inspired her creation of the “Born This Way Foundation”. You can donate or get involved with the foundation on their website and stream all of Lady Gaga’s masterpieces, including her new album Chromatica.

Halsey- Halsey has been an advocate for LGBTQ+ youth, specifically speaking on the validity of bisexuality resulting in her song "Stranger (feat. Lauren Jauregui)." You can stream her music and follow her socials to keep up with her advocacy.

Demi Lovato- Demi Lovato was an ally long before her coming out, and her love & support of the community has only increased since then. She famously filmed her music video for Really Don’t Care feat. Cher Lloyd at L.A. Pride Festival in 2014 and it has remained a LGBTQ+ anthem. She has worked with GLAAD and has taken stances against legislation that does not support inclusivity! You can stream her music, including her recent collab with Sam Smith and her newest single I Love Me.

If you or someone you know is an LGBTQ+ member and needs support, please call the Trevor Project 1-866-488-7386.

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