With Pride festivals cropping up in cities all over the country, now is the perfect time to celebrate members of the LGBTQ+ community who are making an impact. Representation in the music industry has made major strides in recent years, with openly queer artists unapologetically topping the charts with their art.

       This weekend marks Gainesville’s annual Pride festival, and we’ve curated a playlist featuring music by and for the LGBTQ+ community to set the tone for the celebration. From anthems like Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way,” to songs with striking videography like Hayley Kiyoko’s “Girls Like Girls,” this playlist is here to set the rhythm.

 

“Honey” by Kehlani

 

“Kiss The Boy” by Keiynan Lonsdale

 

“Boyfriend” by Tegan and Sara

 

“Americans” by Janelle Monáe

 

“Bloom” by Troye Sivan

 

“Girls Like Girls” by Hayley Kiyoko

 

“Body Count” by Jessie Reyez

 

“Same Love” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Mary Lambert

 

“Born This Way” by Lady Gaga

 

“Chanel” by Frank Ocean

 

“Ghost” by Halsey