Sadly, the best month of the year ends tomorrow, but that means there’s time for one more dance party to send off Pride Month. Put on your dancing shoes and grab your rainbow boa and take a moment to celebrate queerness.
‘Born This Way’ by Lady Gaga
The unofficial anthem of the LGBTQ+ community, and it’s impossible for me to not dance to it when I hear it on the radio.
‘Rebel Rebel’ by David Bowie
These lyrics say it all:
You’ve got your mother in a whirl
She’s not sure if you’re a boy or a girl
Hey babe, your hair’s alright
Hey babe, let’s go out tonight
You like me, and I like it all
We like dancing and we look divine
‘Follow Your Arrow’ by Kacey Musgraves
It’s rare to find a country song that is so casually accepting of the queer community, but Musgrave’s song is as catchy as it is uplifting.
‘I Can’t Decide’ by the Scissor Sisters
I’ve been obsessed with this song since the Master first lip-synced it on Doctor Who.
‘I Am Her’ by Shea Diamond
Trans singer Shea Diamond wrote this song while she was serving a prison sentence–and apparently she transfixed the other prisoners with her singing voice. I completely understand the feeling, because I too am mesmerized by her sound and her lyrics.
‘Bloom’ by Troye Sivan
So. Much. Subtext.
‘Sissy That Walk’ by RuPaul
This list wouldn’t be complete without a song from the godmother of drag herself. And as we leave Pride Month behind, keep Mama Ru’s words to heart: Unless they paying your bills, pay them bitches no mind.
Have a blessed end of Pride, everyone!