LGBTQ artists that deserve a spot on your next playlist

By Aarushi Pant

Finding an artist whose identity and experiences align with your own can be a daunting task, especially when you’re part of the LGBTQ community. However, there are more LGBTQ artists and musicians than ever whose voice and words may speak to fellow members of the community. Below is a brief list of incredibly talented LGBTQ artists that belong on your next playlist.

  • Girl in Red
  • Kehlani 
  • Hayley Kiyoko
  • King Princess
  • Troye Sivan
  • Phoebe Bridgers
  • Freddie
  • Chaz Cardigan
  • Chika
  • Wafia
  • Sam Smith
  • Janelle Monae
  • Japanese Breakfast
  • Clairo
  • Peter Allen
  • Bellows
  • Mykki Blanco
  • Olly Alexander

Of course, this isn’t a comprehensive list. Every day, the music industry grows in diversity, talent, and numbers as more LGBTQ artists share their music with the world. For playlists, we recommend checking out Spotify’s Pride genre and exploring playlists like Out Now, Pride Classics, and Transcend. Spotify also has many podcasts that discuss queer issues such as LGBTQ+ Voices. Enjoy!

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