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Celebrate Pride in Music With LGBTQ & Ally Artists

Artwork Post Content by Ben C.

Music has always been an important part of Pride Festivals and Parades and we are proud to have so many great LGBTQ and Straight Ally Singer/Songwriters who share their gifts and perform all around the country. Left of Str8 Podcasts has been featuring Queer and Ally singer/songwriters since our first season 9 years ago. We are excited to see our friend David Hernandez perform at Stark Pride in Canton, OH this year where we have a booth.

From Left of Str8 Podcasts Intern Ben C.

5 Singers/Songwriters that have shown Allyship to the LGBTQ Community.

These top five singers and songwriters have shown allyship to the LGBTQ Community. In the entertainment industry, we have seen singers and other artists come out as LGBTQ members and artists who support the LGBTQ Community as allies. Today's blog will discuss the top five singers/songwriterswho have shown allyship to the LGBTQ.

Taylor Swift is one of the most successful female artists in the music industry. In 2019, she released the album Lover. The album features the song “You Need to Calm Down,” but the music video shows a lot of resemblance to support the LGBTQ community. At the end of the music video, we also see Taylor rebuilding her friendship with pop star Katy Perry.

Beyoncé Knowles has also proven to be an ally of the LGBTQ Community. In 2019, Beyonce and her husband, Jay Z, received a Vanguard Award for supporting the LGBTQ Community. She has been a fierce supporter, standing up for trans rights and finding a way to show support by using the LGBTQ rainbow flag.

Kasey Musgraves has spoken out both on social media and during performances about her being an ally and disgusted with the anti-LGBTQ laws that happened in the United States in 2022. During the Country Music Awards 2019, she received an award for her music video Rainbow. The song and music video itself have been called “An Ode to Queer Youth” by The Advocate.

In 2010, pop icon Pink, who you may remember creating soundtracks for movies like Moulin Rouge (2001), accepted her Ally for Equality Award at the 14th Annual Human Rights Campaign National Dinner in Washington, DC.

Elton John, a member of the LGBTQ community, has been married to longtime Canadian filmmaker David Furnish and has two sons, Zachary and Elijah. In 1976, during his young adult years, Sir Elton John came out to Rolling Stone magazine as a member and first as bisexual, but then at age 45 as openly gay.

Left of Str8 Podcasts salutes all the singers and songwriters out there who perform for our Pride Festivals and Parades and look forward to celebrating with their music for a long time to come. Just a few of the artists we are lucky to have had on the show: Adam Bradley, Austin McKenzie, Kevin McHale, Stewart Taylor, Zee Machine, Andrew Mitch, Tommy Atkins, Amiss Tori, David Hernandez, Ada Vox, Jim Verraros, Cameron Hawthorn, Brandon Stansell, Blake McIver, and so many, many more........Thank you.

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