Riese’s Team Pick: Hell Yeah I’m Gay

This is going to be in your head all day, but it’s totally worth it! Says Queerty:

“Hell yeah I’m gay / And I don’t care what people say / Hell yeah I’m gay / And I will never change my ways.” And so begins my new personal anthem! Or rather, it’s the (new?) track from … actually, I have no idea. And that’s where I need your help!

I’m always on the search for pro-gay songs that aren’t, well, crappy and cheesy (e.g. Reichen Lehmkuhl’s “Up To The Sky”). And with lyrics like, “Society hates me / ‘Cause I love the pussy / Church is scared of me / ‘Cause to them, they think I’m the devil’s parody,” well, that’s exactly what “I’m Gay” isn’t.

Queerty says, “it’s the (new?) track from … actually, I have no idea. And that’s where I need your help!”

No problem! The performer is Los Angeles based hip-hop artist Jayne Dooe:

Also, sidenote, did you notice the t-shirts at the end:

On the left is Dawn the Self Esteem Queen, wearing a “We All We Got” t-shirt from Studology 101.

Jayne’s “Justice for Mitrice” referencing the Mitrice Richardson case, which we cover in detail in Lesbian Mitrice Richardson’s Body is Found, But Questions Remain.


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Riese is the 40-year-old Co-Founder and CEO of Autostraddle.com as well as an award-winning writer, video-maker, LGBTQ+ Marketing consultant and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in Michigan, lost her mind in New York and now lives in California. Her work has appeared in nine books including "The Bigger the Better The Tighter The Sweater: 21 Funny Women on Beauty, Body Image & Other Hazards Of Being Female," magazines including Marie Claire and Curve, and all over the web including Nylon, Queerty, Nerve, Bitch, Emily Books and Jezebel. She had a very popular personal blog once upon a time, and then she recapped The L Word, and then she had the idea to make this place, and now here we all are! In 2016, she was nominated for a GLAAD Award for Outstanding Digital Journalism. Follow her on twitter and instagram.

Riese has written 3003 articles for us.


  1. “if u don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it” re: the song/flow/beat/etc. sitting down, shutting up.

    but she is adorable and has a cute smile, cute friends, and a message we can all get behind <3

    "hell yeah"

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