I believe that love is real, but I’m definitely not looking at it through big, gay rose-colored glasses!
We’re kicking off today’s festivities with a super neutral, super chill playlist of breakup songs. Is love a lie?? I mean, you tell us.
I hid behind instruments, computers, Whitney’s voice, Prince’s guitar. I sat in front of my computer surrounded by cassettes, illegally downloading songs, awkwardly whispering “I love you more than I know how to explain and I’m scared so here’s a mixtape I made you.”
Some of the best gay covers from new artists and also your faves including Tracy Chapman, Brandy Carlile, Tayla Parks, Me’Shell NdegéOcello, kd Lang, Joan Jett, Halsey and Santana Lopez.
This one is for people who are single, live and work alone. What are people like us doing during this pandemic time? I have the solution for you. Simulate sex by solely listening to Janet Jackson’s hottest hits.
“I love a ballad that reaches it’s climax with a big note. Lesbians known all there is to know about reaching a climax so there ya have it.”
I can’t help but wonder: What is each dyke stereotype of your past listening to during COVID lockdowns?
“I have seasonal affective disorder which is what I call my year round depression when it’s winter. So, sure, Tidal is always one of my go-to sad girl albums, but it just feels so right this time of year!”
On Friday, December 11th, the Taylor Swift gay subtext industrial complex sprang into action when she dropped another surprise album during quarantine.
Emo is less of a genre than it is a state of mind. For MALLRAT, a queer and emotional three-piece band, it’s also a spiritual release, a community-builder, and a comfort.
“This is the most important election of our lifetime. It is imperative that everyone vote to restore our democracy.” — Tracy Chapman, Queer Legend
I broke my rule about not listening to Christmas music before Thanksgiving because, frankly, I needed the burst of serotonin.
“Most production companies and organizations feel like they check off their list of requirements by having one of us in the room. We need more inclusivity in lead roles, as well as behind the scenes. There is a lack of positive representations of black trans women. Why are we not celebrating the accomplishments of a demographic of women that overcome extreme adversity? We are beyond prostitution. We are more than secrets.”
You better pull up to the bumper, bend and make your booty whop and shake it like a polaroid picture because it’s time for a playlist that celebrates the backside!
Friends, there is barely a month until the US election. Oh, certainly there is some despair and some grief, but most of all this playlist aims to soothe. I hope you find some solace in these tunes, like I do.
“If this song sounds familiar, that’s because it and the band were on The L Word, in that episode where Shane shows up at Carmen’s work and they make out in the bathroom while a band plays on the balcony.”
“Whether it’s the gay internet or a show like ‘Trinkets’ it makes it easier to be like maybe I’m not the one that’s wrong. Maybe everyone around me is wrong.”
You may have heard Victoria’s recent single in a Nike campaign to promote their Jordan Flyease, a shoe designed for athletes with disabilities. Victoria just dropped her new project “Victoria”. She talks with me about what it means to be an “Asymmetrical Artist,” her shoe deal with Nike, an Academy Awards red carpet rendezvous, and her newest music release!
Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion set Queer Black Twitter ablaze with WAP. The lyrics, the video, and strong femme sexuality have kept it on replay — and give us permission to be audacious in the pursuit of pleasure.
We can end capitalism, and we will do it with showtunes! Because, to quote famed lesbian Elphaba, “Nobody in all of Oz, no wizard that there is or was, is EVER gonna bring me down!”
This isn’t a collection of songs about friendship, but rather an attempt to capture all my complicated and gooey friendship feelings — the biggest feeling being I REALLY MISS MY FRIENDS.