The Gayest Moments From Coachella 2024

feature image art by Autostraddle / photos of Chappell Roan and Victoria Monét via Coachella 2024 livestreams; photo of Reneé Rapp by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Coachella

Both weekends of Coachella 2024 have concluded, and so many queer, bisexual, and lesbian performers made the music festival as gay as possible. From Victoria Monét’s extremely hot set to Reneé Rapp’s L Word tribute to Chappell Roan using the stage to directly place a hex on her ex, here are some of the gayest moments from Coachella 2024. As @godimsuchadyke so eloquently put it: “Coachella was in her lesbian era this year.”

So here’s your Coachella 2024 recap, but just the queer parts!


Victoria Monét Makes Her Mic Into a Strap

Yeah, you very much read that correctly. Bisexual R&B superstar Victoria Monét gave an incredibly homoerotic set at Coachella weekend one, including using her mic to mimic a strap during some of her choreography. Just take a look and try not to pass out (with important commentary from the incomparable Taylor Crumpton):

And it did not stop there!!!! Monét’s set included choreography that not so subtly simulated sapphic sex. Just watch! The whole thing!

“Stop the wars, stop the hate, stop the genocide,” Monet also said at one point during her set.


Chappell Roan Sings DIRECTLY to Her Ex

Queer pop singer Chappell Roan made her Coachella debut this year, prompting discussions of her reaching mainstream status. In addition to having impressive live vocals, she also brought the sapphic drama in a way only a Pisces could. “This one goes out to my ex, because bitch I know you’re watching,” she said DIRECTLY TO THE CAMERA when introducing her song “My Kink Is Karma.” “And all those horrible things happening to you aren’t karma. It’s me.”

@snoopy.luvvr

My kin* is karma 💋 @chappell roan #chappellroan #fyp #mykiniskarma #coachella #theriseandfallofamidwestprincess

♬ My Kink is Karma – Chappell Roan

Roan’s band wore shirts emblazoned with EAT THE RICH, and Roan wore a tank that read “Eat Me.” All in all, she made sure her Coachella debut was gay gay gay.


Reneé Rapp Vibes to Chappell Roan’s Set

We love sapphics supporting sapphics.


Reneé Rapp Is Introduced by the Cast of The L Word

Renee Rapp performing at Coachella

Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Coachella

If you’re a dyke who’s awake and alive and extremely online, then you probably have heard by now that Kate Moennig, Leisha Hailey, Jennifer Beals, and Ilene Chaiken brought Reneé Rapp out to the stage at Coachella. Rapp also brought out Kesha for a queer duet of “Tik Tok.” All in all, it was a very aughts set (complimentary, we love gay time travel).


Reneé Rapp Gives Towa Bird a Cheek Kiss

Towa Bird was on stage as part of Rapp’s band, but of course we know they’re a little more than artistic collaborators.

@pressedpapershop

Replying to @abby💛🦦🌷 we all need to chill. i won’t go first but it’s something i’ve noticed #reneerapp #coachella

♬ original sound – pressedpapershop


Brittany Howard Absolutely Shreds

Fresh off her sophomore solo project, lesbian rock musician Brittany Howard hit Coachella this year and posted a video to her own TikTok appropriately labeled SHREDCHELLA.

@brittanyhowardofficial

Give it to love #shredchella @coachella

♬ original sound – Brittany A. Howard


Ice Spice Teases New Y2K Album

Bisexual rapper Ice Spice made her Coachella debut and also debuted some new music during her set. She’s making a lot of post-weekend-one headlines, because Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce were seen vibing in the crowd during her set. Ice Spice also gave a shoutout to Swift’s new album during weekend two.

@popbase

#fyp #foryoupage #foryou #coachella #coachella2024 #icespice #icespiceeedit #concerts

♬ original sound – Pop Base

Ice Spice also dropped a teaser for a new album of her own, a message appearing on screen behind her during her second weekend set that read: “Y2K album dropping soon.”


Billie Eilish Teases Sexy New Queer Song

Coachella surprise duets are always a treat. Lana Del Ray brought out Billie Eilish over the weekend for a duet of Eilish’s hit “Ocean Eyes.” They then sang Lana’s “Video Games” together.

@sydneybucksbaum

@lanadelrey x @billieeilish at @coachella 2024 Friday night was an iconic duet #coachella #coachella2024 #lanadelrey #billieeilish #oceaneyes #videogames

♬ original sound – Sydney Bucksbaum

In addition to her guest spot in Lana’s set, Eilish did a drop-in DJ set where she teased her super queer new song “Lunch,” and you should check out the lyrics.


Tinashe’s White Vest

Bisexual R&B singer Tinashe performed her new single “Nasty” while wearing an iconically bisexual white suiting vest with nothing underneath.

I think it’s safe to say Coachella 2024 belongs to the bisexuals?


Young Miko’s Coachella Debut

In another solid Coachella debut that’s for the gays, Puerto Rican lesbian rapper Young Miko brought a ton of energy to the stage and performed some of her super gay hits, like “Lisa.”

@mayradoe

Lisa 🥰 #Coachella #youngmiko #Lisa #coachella2024

♬ original sound – Mayra Lupita


Ludmilla Brings Out Her Wife for a Kiss

Brazilian and bisexual singer-songwriter Ludmilla has a tendency to put queer love centerstage by bringing out her wife for a kiss, and she did not disappoint at Coachella this weekend! The #ludchella tag on TikTok is full of gems. Ludmilla also made history as the first Afro-Latina musician to perform on the Coachella mainstage.

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Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya

Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya is the managing editor of Autostraddle and a lesbian writer of essays, short stories, and pop culture criticism living in Orlando. She is the assistant managing editor of TriQuarterly, and her short stories appear or are forthcoming in McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, Joyland, Catapult, The Offing, and more. Some of her pop culture writing can be found at The A.V. Club, Vulture, The Cut, and others. You can follow her on Twitter or Instagram and learn more about her work on her website.

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2 Comments

  1. You forgot about Ludmilla, AfroLatina from Brazil. She’s a huge deal here and her wife is her backup dance, in most of the concerts they kiss as a protest against homophobia in Brazil.

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