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To kick-off LGBT Pride Month, Spotify, a music
streaming platform, unveiled "the most streamed pride
songs across pride themed playlists on the platform."
After analyzing tens of thousands of pride playlists, it
compiled a list of 20 songs including Judy Garland's "Over
the Rainbow" and Britney Spears' "Work Bitch."
Here at South Florida Gay News, we decided to create
our own pride playlist focusing on gender queer artists
who usually don't get much mainstream attention.
We welcome you to listen to the playlist, discover new
artists and be proud of how beautiful and unique your
community is. Happy Pride.
JD Samson and Men
JD Samson, known for being a musician, producer,
songwriter and DJ, has been a member of the MEN and Le
Tigre bands. She's on this list because she has identified
herself as genderqueer and a gender outlaw, according to
Under the Radar. She's a feminist and her music comes
hand in hand with her gender identity.
2. Ocean Blue --
Rae is a songwriter, film score composer, music
producer, multi-instrumentalist and published author.
Rae identifies using the pronouns "they/them/their" and
has published books on their gender, according to their
3. We Can't Stop --
A well-known singer, actress and bisexual, Miley Cyrus
has recently embraced LGBT activism, creating the Happy
Hippie Foundation for vulnerable LGBT youth. She said in
an interview that she didn't identify with either gender. "I
didn't want to be a boy," she said. "I kind of wanted to be
nothing," according to OUT.
4. Secret Girl --
This transgender woman is known as a success on
her own, but has also created a transgender pop band
called The Secret Girls. She said she wants to create a
mainstream transgender group that the whole world will
recognize because transgender models, actresses and
book writers have already reached popularity, according
5. Battle Cry --
Angel Haze, ft. Sia
Angel Haze, as they're known under their stage name,
identifies as agender. They're a rapper and singer in the
hiphop scene. Angel has appeared in many magazines and
on many websites with their music growing in popularity
every day, according to Buzzfeed.
6. Talkin' About a Revolution --
Justin Vivian Bond
Justin Vivian is a cabaret performer who identifies
using the pronouns "v/v's." V identifies out of the gender
binary and is most famous for v's character Kiki Durane,
according to nonbinary.org.
7. I Was a Teenage Anarchist --
Against Me! Is featured on this list because the lead
singer, Laura Jane Grace, is a transgender woman. The
punk rock alternative band has had several songs featured
on the Billboard 200. Their most recent album is called
Transgender Dysphoria Blues, released in January, 2014,
according to All Music.
8. Thorn in your Side --
Namoli Brennet is a gender-variant singer-songwriter
whose songs focus on the human experience and her
identity. She has been featured on NPR and PBS, according
to her website.
9. Dead Key --
Geo Wyeth is a transgender musician and performance
artist whose songs are brooding and deep voice. He
describes his work as queer because he is queer, according
to the Huffington Post.
10. Hope There's Someone --
Antony and The Johnsons
Antony Hegarty, the lead for Antony and The Johnsons,
identifies as transgender, though a feminist transgender.
They said they leave it up to other's to decide what
pronouns to use for them, according to Flavor Wire.
They've released several albums and won the Mercury
You can listen to The Gender Queer Playlist on
Spotify now. It's important to recognize and support
your fellow LGBT people. If you like the playlist, share
it with your friends and family, and feel free to check
out the music of any and all of these lovely artists.
Playlist at: http://bit.ly/1SiPkXq
Angel Haze. Credit: Jørund Føreland Pedersen
Celebrate Pride With This
Nikki Exotica. Photo: Facebook.
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