June is recognized as Pride Month for the LGBT+ community, celebrating the progress we’ve made in accepting others while also acknowledging how far we still have to go to guarantee equality. An easy way to support the LGBT community and learn more about other perspectives is to check out queer artists’ music – here are some of our favorites!
Madison Rose’s songs are brimming with confidence, and her positivity is infectious. Her colorful visuals will draw you right into her world and make boppy songs like “Rainbow Phone” even more exciting! You can connect with Madison on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
You may know queer musician and actor Keiynan Lonsdale from the romcom Love Simon, and his upbeat songs will make you feel as good as the movie did! The Sydney, Australia native released his debut album, Rainbow Boy, last May, and will hopefully be releasing another soon. You can connect with Keiynan on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!
EVVAN is an alternative folk artist hailing from Long Island, NY, and she’s open about her experiences with homophobia and self-exploration on tracks like “I’m Not Done Yet.” If you’re a member of the LGBT community, you’ll definitely be able to connect with her honesty and lyrics! You can connect with EVVAN on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Elko is a nonbinary alternative artist based in Toronto, and he kicked off Pride Month with their new single “Selfish!” His music explores topics like mental health, family conflicts, and classic heartbreak, meaning there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Connect with Elko on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Twitch!
If you haven’t heard Victoria Monét’s original work yet, you’ve definitely heard a song she’s written for another artist – she has co-write credits on hits like Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next” and BLACKPINK’s Selena Gomez collab “Ice Cream,” as well as being a vocal producer on Fifth Harmony’s “Work From Home.” She summarized her orientation on 2019’s “MONOPOLY”: “I like women and men.” Connect with Victoria on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!
Chicago’s B. Witry is a bisexual artist who blends elements of classic rock and hip-hop in his work. He describes his raunchy track “Bisexual Threeway” as a “tongue in cheek song,” playing with and taking pride in his sexuality. You can connect with B. on Instagram!
Who are your favorite LGBT artists?
Hi! I’m Madison Murray, a pop culture and music writer who also loves writing about lifestyle and fashion. I have credits on sites like TREMG, Young Hollywood, and Audible Addixion, and I’m the founder of Melodic Musings. In addition to writing, I’m a community editor on Genius, lyric curator on Musixmatch, and a playlist curator at VOLUP2. My favorite artists include Taylor Swift, Machine Gun Kelly, BLACKPINK, Elko, phem, and YUNGBLUD. She/her.