starting 2018 with sharing some lgbt singers/bands that i listen to. some of these are really popular and you’ve probably already heard of them. and also im always looking for some new lgbt music so add some more if you want!!
gay bands and singers
sam smith – basically really sad soul/RnB. a lot of his songs are slow heartbreaking.
brockhampton – a rap/hip hop boy band. the founding member is openly gay and a lot of the lyrics are about him being gay, but also about things like racism/sexism/homophobia.
kevin abstract – the gay member of brockhampton who was mentioned above. he also has solo albums. his album american boyfriend is basically one gay love story.
mika -- lebanesepop rock singer who speaks a bunch of languages. majority of his songs are in english but a few are in french. his songs are kinda weird and sound like you would sing them with ur gay friends around a campfire
troye sivan – u know him. cool and funny youtuber/indie pop singer. not much to say bc everyone already knows troye is amazing.
passion pit – indie electropop band, the sole member is gay
neon trees – pop rock band. u already know them from animals back in 2010. the lead is gay.
years & years – one of my faves. an electropop trio with songs with cool imagery that you can dance to whilst crying. the lead singer olly alexander is a cool lgbt activist and youll want to know him.
lesbian bands and singers
jen foster – idk many songs, but definitely some pop country vibes
the veronicas – idk a lot of their songs either, but they’re a pop punk duo and twin sisters. one of the sisters is gay and in a relationship w ruby rose!!
hayley kiyoko – ok you already know her. she’s half japanese and The Lesbian Icon. all her songs are about girls and the music videos are great
coeur de pirate – she’s an indie pop singer and her voice sounds like lying in a field of sunflowers in the spring. most of her songs are in french, but she has a lot that are in english.
mary lambert – rnb/pop singer and also lgbt rights activist. she is absolutely amazing and her songs talk a lot of about her sexuality, sexual abuse, bipolar disorder, and body image.
tegan and sara – another twin sister indie pop duo except both of them are gay this time!!
halsey – another singer who everyone knows the name of. her music just makes you feel like a very cool teenager and her lyrics and music videos have amazing imagery
kehlani – rnb and hip-hop singer. all her songs are absolute jams and make you feel like a badass woman
frank ocean – rnb singer, and you probably already know him. so chill and gives you shivers
tokio hotel – pop rock band from germany who slowly turned to electropop over time. their early songs are in german but they have english versions to all their songs and their newer music is all in english.
taylor bennett – rapper who’s very similar to kendrick lamar and pretty open about his sexuality. he’s also chance the rapper’s brother (and don’t hate me but they kind of have the exact same voice. like it’s so trippy how similar they sound)
the xx – two of the members are gay and it is so great. They’re indiepop and sound like what laying on a cloud would feel like
green day – everyone knows green day. billie joe armstrong is bi ppl!!
sia– you probably know sia too. her music is electropop and basically just gets you dancing.
st vincent – idk much of her music, but she’s kind of indie rock and incredibly sweet
keiynan lonsdale – he’s actually a half black actor from the flash. but he also has pretty dope music on the side. if u don’t listen to him, follow him on instagram bc he’s a fun time
trans/non-binary bands and singers
mykki blanco – really great hip hop vibes!!
against me – awesome punk rock band. the lead singer is a trans woman
please add more!! let’s start 20GAYTEEN off right!!
Instead of supporting and listening to Melanie Martinez
Here’s a list of other females in the music industry you should listen
Kesha: incredible voice. Her new album is great honestly and she’s total role model.
Brittany Howard: a few of the WOC in the music industry. She’s the lead singer of alternative rock band Alabama Shakes.
St. Vincent: LGBTQ+ icon and a great singer. Her new album is awesome
Debbie Harry (Blondie): Still rocking after 40 years!
Romy Madley Croft: Great singing voice. She’s part of indie rock band The XX. Lgbtq+ icon.
Beth Ditto: AMAZING PERSON!! GREAT VOICE!!! GOOGLE HER SHE’S AWESOME
Hayley Williams of Paramore
Lorde (actual queen) ♡
Regine Chassagne of Arcade Fire ♡♡♡ aka queen of the universe
BJORK THE QUEEN OF ICELAND
Lady Gaga: awesome singer and a great role model
marina diamandis (i! just! love! her!, has a special place in my heart; absolute role model; writes on mental health)
nilufer yanya - only has a few songs out, but looks like she’s getting picked up more, poc, soul-indie-chill :-)
marika hackman - another lgbt+ icon, but most importantly makes amazing music (check out ‘boyfriend’ or some of her christmas music (lol))
amber bain from the japanese house - marika’s girlfriend (so also lgbt+), makes and produces her own stuff (i believe), and the genre is kind of indie-electro-echoes-chilling-chill (thats not a genre i know) :-)
billie eilish - 15 year old prodigy!!! (’ocean eyes’)
stevie nicks: Mother of pop
Lauren Mayberry of CHVRCHES
blackpink (kpop group)
florence and the machine
tegan and sara
Justine “queen of britpop and punk rock of the 90´s” Frischmann of Elastica
Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir of Of Monsters and Men
Matt and Kim
Hannah Hooper of Grouplove aka the queen of indie
Natalia Lafourcade (mexican singer)
Elle King (country rock queen)
Britney Spears (honestly, best development)
Hayley Kiyoko the queen of lesbians and good pop music
Lana Del Rey
Janelle FREAKING Monáe NothING BUt ReSPECt fOR My QUeEn
Yuna : Great singer!! POC icon!!!
Karen O from The Yeah yeah yeahs
Carla Morrison(mexican singer)
Alison Mosshart from The Kills/The Dead Weather
Charlene Kaye from San Fermin (Fun fact: She’s also in an all-girl Guns ‘n Roses tribute band)
Joan “legend” Jett from The Runaways
Ariel Bloomer of Icon for Hire
Carrie Underwood: Queen of country
Sydney Sierota of Echosmith
Queen of modern feminism Lesley Gore
Kero kero bonito
And of course: Timothy Heller
Guys I´m not adding more artists to the list, but I’ll accept more names for putting them in the playlist! :)
Fluorescent adolescent- Arctic monkeys
Machu picchu- The strokes
The sound- The 1975
Sweater weather- The neighbourhood
Kathleen- Catfish and the bottlemen
Best friend- Foster the people
Runaways- The Killers
Westside- The kooks
Time to pretend- MGMT
Take me out- Franz Ferdinand
Fever- The black keys
Things we lost in the fire- Bastille
Live this nightmare- The griswolds
Sun- Two door cinema club
Reflektor- Arcade fire
Distant past- Everything everything
Unbelievers- Vampire weekend
Emoticons- The wombats
What a pleasure- Beach fossils
If I ever feel better- Phoenix
Aviation- The last shadow puppets
Trouble- Cage the elephant
Do I wanna know- Arctic monkeys
Islands- The xx
Joy ride- The killers
You- The 1975
Girls like you- The naked & famous
Howlin’ for you- The black keys
26- Catfish and the bottlemen
High enough to carry over- CHVRCHES
Naive- The kooks
Alien days- MGMT
Evil eye- Franz Ferdinand
Horchata- Vampire weekend
Someday- The strokes
Awkward- San cisco
Prey- The neighbourhood
Greek tragedy- The wombats
Something good can work- Two door cinema club
Trojans- Atlas genius
Everything is everything- Phoenix