LGBTQ Pride & Music: Get Into The Groove

Eileen Ybarra, Librarian III, Electronic Resources,
LGBTQ Pride & Music: Get Into The Groove

June is LBGTQ Pride month! This is a great time to celebrate the resilience, courage, and contributions of the LGBTQ community. Of course, what would a celebration be without some music? As part of that celebration, learn and explore more about the musical cultural heritage of the LGBTQ community. What follows below are curated lists of songs and albums created by members of the LGBTQ community. Additionally, recommended LGBTQ music history books are listed below for further exploration. The following list of songs and albums are free to download or stream, with a library card via our free music service, Freegal.  

Music by LGBTQ Artists

 LGBTQ Music History Books

David Bowie Made Me Gay: 100 Years of LGBT Music
Bullock, Darryl W,

Homocore: The Loud and Raucous Rise of Queer Rock
Ciminelli, David.

Impossible Dance: Club Culture and Queer World-making
Buckland, Fiona.

The Queer Composition of America's Sound: Gay Modernists, American Music, and National Identity
Hubbs, Nadine.

The Queer Encyclopedia of Music, Dance, & Musical Theater

Queer Episodes in Music and Modern Identity

Queer Noises: Male and Female Homosexuality in Twentieth Century Music
Gill, John, 1956-

Queering the Pitch: The New Gay and Lesbian Musicology