Updated: Jun 30, 2022
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 their belt. Sam has also used their beautiful voice to help educate the public about what it means to be nonbinary. They have bravely shared with the public the various steps they have taken to no longer be “at war” with their gender identity. You can stream their latest album Love Goes and their recent single Love Me More.
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 which is full of queer bops and her latest singles, including for the girls, here!
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 Still Jealous and you can learn more about their foundation or donate on their website!
Conan Gray- Conan Gray rose to fame on YouTube before signing with Republic Records. His album Kid Krow reached #5 on the Billboard 200 putting him as the biggest US new artist debut of 2020. Conan's second album Superache drops on June 24th and is sure to be amazing!! Conan and his music are also very popular on TikTok. You can support him by presaving his new album 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 has had even more chart-topping singles like Montero (Call Me By Your Name) and Industry Baby (feat. Jack Harlow). 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 album, Montero!
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 album Chromatica and Born This Way the Tenth Anniversary.
Halsey- Halsey has been an advocate for LGBTQ+ youth, specifically speaking on the validity of bisexuality resulting in her song Stranger (feat. Lauren Jauregui). They also changed their pronouns to she/they in 2021 saying "I am happy with either". You can stream their music here and follow her socials to keep up with her advocacy.
Demi Lovato- Demi Lovato was an ally long before their coming out, and their love & support of the community has only increased since then. They famously filmed their music video for Really Don’t Care feat. Cher Lloyd at L.A. Pride Festival in 2014 and it has remained an LGBTQ+ anthem. They have worked with GLAAD and have taken stances against legislation that does not support inclusivity! Demi also came out in 2021 as nonbinary, saying that this allows them to feel the most authentic! You can stream their music, including her collab with Sam Smith and their newest single Skin Of My Teeth.
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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