It’s been five years since Dannielle Owens-Reid and Kristin Russo launched Everyone is Gay. What started as an advice Tumblr for queer youth has grown to include *deep breath* lip sync videos, vlogs, in-person events, a book and spinoff ventures like The Parents Project and the Autostraddle collaboration ‘zine series Better Together. Phew, that’s a lot. To celebrate the occasion, the pair asked some of their more musically inclined friends — including Julia Nunes, Jenny Owen Youngs, Allison Weiss, Jukebox the Ghost and Vivek Shraya — to contribute to The Gayest Compilation Ever Made, vol. III.
The result is like hanging out at a party where all your friends pass around a guitar and take turns playing songs they’ve written just for you. Some are sweet, some are silly, some make you want to curl up with a comforter and a cat and cry quietly as you watch the rain roll down your window. Of course, the compilation ends with an original “Happy Birthday” song by Krannielle themselves.
See the full track list and purchase The Gayest Compilation Ever Made, vol. III on BandCamp now — If you need me, I’ll be bopping along to “Doin’ Some Sex” for the rest of the afternoon.