well since PWR BTTM is cancelled. time to break out the good ol’ list of “”LGBT bands and artists you might have heard of but if you haven’t, definitely need to be listening to them””** my favs are gonna be bolded
The Cliks - if you haven’t heard Lucas cover ‘take me to church’ then go the fuck home. also, dirty king is a jam
LEIF - AMAZING gay rapper.
Angel Haze - they’re perfect
Ladyhawke - funky autistic lesbian synthpop
Eli Lieb - i honestly only listen to his lana covers BUT he does have some good original music lol
SÄLEN - gay as fuck synthpop
Spoonboy - Linus and Me is good. anything that’s punk w/ trumpets is A+ to me
Beth O’Reiley - gay as fuck and acoustic. does a lot of covers but her original songs are pretty great.
Radical Face - gay man, makes rly chill music. gives me death cab vibes. but gay
Dodie Clark - bi and a beautiful voice. her ‘teenage dream’ cover with tessa violet is v gay
Years And Years - funky gay beats and rly good vocals
Wasi - Gay synthpop and its fucking amazing
Mykki Blanco - Hip Hop/R&B and rly fucking good
MIKA - theatrical shit. a little too campy for me. but some ppl rly like him
Neon Trees - “songs i can’t listen to” is my favorite by them
Passion Pit - didn’t know the lead singer was gay until recently bc im lame. but i love their music
WoodKid - tbh idk how to describe woodkid. but he’s gay and makes good music
PVRIS - reminds me of troye sivan but lesbian and way more rock
Beatrice Eli - “girls” is the gayest song ive heard in a long time
Ria Mae - “clothes off” comes as a close second to the gayest song ive heard in a long time
Adore Delano - was on americna idol, became a drag queen, katy perry meets ke$ha but also gay
Courtney Act - was on australian idol as a drag queen, is actually genderqueer and a pretty good singer
Shura - chill vibe, late night car rides, kinda sad, kinda not. very lesbian
Pansy Division - gay greenday
Perfume Genius - my sad gay husband tbh
Tom Goss - a little bit country a little bit rock n’ roll. all gay
Mr. Twin Sister - ‘Blush’ makes me wanna kiss a boy in a smokey bar
Rostam - used to be apart of vampire weekend and his music had a lot of the same sound. (also check out vampire weekend lol)
the XX - a gay man and a lesbian make some sad tunes my dudes. the song “angels” took on a whole new meaning when i found out they were gay
Superfruit - The two gays from pentatonix have some good disco-style jams
**honourable mentions bc you’ve probably already heard of them: Sia, Debbia Harry/Blondie, Elton John, Freddie Mercury, Mary Lambert, Sam Smith, Troye Sivan, Frank Ocean, Hayley Kiyoko, Tegan and Sara, Todrick Hall, Willow Smith, Adam Lambert, The B-52s,
If the words are slurred and the lyrics you can make out often don’t make sense, it’s Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam).
If the words are slightly less slurred and it sounds like he’s trying to sing through a hangover and a mouth full of jagged marbles, it’s Kurt Cobain (Nirvana).
If it’s somehow monotone and soulful at the same time and the backup vocals sound like six of the same guy singing at once, it’s Layne Staley (Alice in Chains).
If it sounds kinda like a dark and spooky Disney villain but also kinda like the guy at the biker bar who might kill you, it’s Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society).
If it goes from melodic singing to throat-murdering screaming in the span of one word and sounds like he’s gonna kick the world’s ass, it’s Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters).
If it goes from melodic singing to throat-murdering screaming in the span of one word and sounds like the world has kicked his ass, it’s Chris Cornell (Soundgarden/Audioslave).
If it has the deep grittiness of Zakk Wylde, the slurring of Eddie Vedder, and lyrics that make you wonder if it’s about sex or murder or both, it’s Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots).
BONUS: If it sounds like an alien trying to mimic the patterns of human singing while sacrificing all semblance of lyrical meaning in favor of nonsensical rhyming, it’s Anthony Kiedis (Red Hot Chili Peppers) and he doesn’t really belong on this list because no one mixes him up with anything.
i remember reading a post a while back where a person said that luna’s “free somebody” was the official lgbt+ anthem. now i’m reading that the #10 most requested song that people wanna hear at the lgbt+ pride festival in seoul this yr is the legendary and slept on song “free somebody” by the beautiful park sunyoung. simply amazing.