Pride festivals, marches, soirées, parties, and raves have come and gone. But that doesn't mean we have to stop dancing to all that fabulous music we've lost ourselves in for the past few weeks.

Here we've curated another excellent playlist of great dance tracks from our favorite LGBTQ+ trailblazers and the allies who leverage their platforms to support the community.

Break out your smartphone or tablet and celebrate YOU with each of these songs.

9. Freedom - George Michael

While Freedom was not written about Michael’s queer experience, the lyrics resonate with our community making it an anthem for the times. Plus the video is Iconic!

8. Vogue - Madonna

While Vogue is controversial - some claim it’s cultural appropriation, others say it brought voguing to the mainstream. But what can NOT be argued is that Madonna is a fiercely outspoken ally to the community since the beginning of her career, through the AIDS epidemic, and today. Madonna continues to fight for our community around the world.

7. True Colors - Cindy Lauper

Cindy Lauper’s another ally who’s dedicated her career to the LGBTQ+ community. True Colors is also the name of her foundation helping homeless LGBTQ+ youth. This timeless song is about belonging, because belonging requires us to be who we are.

6. Montero (Call Me By Your Name) - Lil Nas X

Lil Nas X established himself as a black queer sex symbol. His unapologetically queer performances are groundbreaking. Not too long ago, POC queers were not acknowledged by the mainstream. Lil Nas X has stolen our hearts and our passion. We all want to be Satan!

5. Born This Way - Lady Gaga

Mother Monster has always been an advocate for the misfits. She’s met with world leaders, participated in conferences, done non-profits, lifted our voices, you get the point. Born This Way is the first song to include the word TRANS that topped the charts.

4. I’m Coming Out - Diana Ross

The Boss, as many of her fans call her, has been a queer icon since her days as the frontwoman of The Supremes. I'm coming out is the apex of queer anthems and reminds all of us to break out of our shells and unapologetically beam with pride no matter where we go!

Laydees-n-gendermuns . . . Shea Diamond

We must lift up and praise our Black and POC trans women so they’re free to take as much space as possible. Shea Diamond is one resilient bitch. She endured America’s foster system and even its carceral systems. She did a decade-long stint for a robbery - it was to pay for her transition surgery! She’s so fine she gets all THREE final places. Enjoy.

3. I am America - Shea Diamond

As a queer, non-binary, Mexican immigrant, I am America. We are all America! I Am America is the theme of the amazing show We’re Here on HBOMax. Highly recommend it.

2. American Pie - Shea Diamond

It’s tough to get your piece of the American pie - let alone a la mode, baby. As someone who has many intersectionalities, this song hits close to home.

1. I Am Her - Shea Diamond

Shea Diamond wrote I Am Her while she was in prison.

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Wilson Andres is a Mexican queer raver activist who transforms party spaces to ensure a safe rave space for everyone through diversity, inclusivity, equity, visibility, harm reduction, and consent.

We’re back and singing our pride with those trailblazers & allies who made it to the mainstream without sacrificing their integrity.

Let’s not forget that for eons the LGBTQ+ world and its underground culture has fueled the hottest music & fashion, and incited the fight for human rights.

Music allows us to express ourselves, take comfort, and show our love. Celebrate this Pride Month with these fabulous LGBTQ+ artists who bring us refuge, hope, and jubilation.

9. Y.M.C.A. - Village People

The Village People’s comes from Manhattan’s Greenwich Village, a historic gay district. Since 1978 this song has been played all over the world and was even selected by the Library of Congress for its impact on world culture. What goes over many kids’ heads is that Y.M.C.A. is a song about cruising, meaning looking for the D at the Y.M.C.A.


8. Strangers (featuring Lauren Jauregui) - Halsey

Halsey and Lauren both identify as bisexual, so this song - about two women longing for each other - normalizes same-sex relationships, creating a K.O.


7. All The Lovers - Kylie Minogue

Kylie’s long been an lgbtq+ ally. All The Lovers is her love letter to our community, the video is a clear endorsement of all type of couples, thruples, and the joyous fluidity of sex.


6. I’m Ready - Sam Smith, Demi Lovato

These non-binary icons are ready to be loved for who they are! The video itself is a glittering expression of gender-bending magic featuring other non-binary and trans royalty!


5. Together Again - Janet Jackson


4. Superpower - Adam Lambert

Adam Lambert made way for many of today’s fabulous gay artists. Lambert was the first to depict a blowjob on national TV and receive heavy backlash for it. Apparently, America was not ready to see us as sexual beings. Superpower is a message of empowerment in our queerness - bee-jays and all!


3. Bloom - Troye Sivan

Troy confirmed - in a deleted tweet - that Bloom is about bottoming. And that in itself is rebellious AF! There’s no room in this world for bottom shaming.


2. Coconuts - Kim Petras

Continuing with the sexual revolution, having a trans woman sing about her beautiful Coconuts is a boss-as-bitch move.


1. Pluto - Jake Wesley Rogers

He’s been called this generation’s Elton John. A splendid, singular voice, lyrics, and queer storytelling makes it impossible to hate on you Jake Wesley Rogers.


Wilson Andres is a Mexican queer raver activist who transforms party spaces to ensure a safe rave space for everyone through diversity, inclusivity, equity, visibility, harm reduction, and consent.

Wilson Andres

The rave community was built by misfits, beautiful freaks, and queer people of color. Today it's dominated by cis heteronormative white men. Time to take back our nights.

Let’s not forget that for eons the LGBTQ+ world and its underground culture have fueled the hottest music & fashion, and incited the fight for human rights.

Music allows us to express ourselves, take comfort, and show our love. Celebrate this Pride Month with these fabulous LGBTQ+ artists who bring us refuge, hope, and jubilation.

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