So June is Pride Month in the United States and I wanted to make a thread dedicated to showcasing up and coming LGBT artists, as well as seasoned gay stars and straight allies, in order to empower the community and create a space where we can all share the music that is at the heart of the liberation movement.
A little blurb for those who are not familiar with Pride and its goals~
Alright, now that that's out of the way, I'd like to start things off with a little Xtina. This one's called Beautiful.Library of Congree wrote:Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month (LGBT Pride Month) is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. The Stonewall riots were a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. In the United States the last Sunday in June was initially celebrated as “Gay Pride Day,” but the actual day was flexible. In major cities across the nation the “day” soon grew to encompass a month-long series of events. Today, celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts, and LGBT Pride Month events attract millions of participants around the world. Memorials are held during this month for those members of the community who have been lost to hate crimes or HIV/AIDS. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.