IN CASE YOU HADN’T NOTICED…
…I’m gay (and really, how did you not notice?). This probably explains why I get so excited hearing boys sing about their love for other boys and girls singing about their love for other girls, as well as trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming people singing about all the intricacies of gender – more on that in a future playlist.
This playlist, then, focuses on women who love women and men who love men, featuring four songs from each of these perspectives (sorry about the focus on binary genders. I promise the next playlist will make up for it). Then, because I can’t resist another shoutout to the RENT soundtrack, I’ve also included Today 4 U, which doesn’t fit neatly into either category as one of the characters is genderfluid. LOVE IS LOVE (SONGS)
I tried to include as much variety as I could in this playlist, but the sad thing is I really can’t find too much out there, and believe me when I say I’ve been looking for years. So if you know of any good LGBT+ singers, songwriters and musicians, or if you are one yourself, do get in touch either here or on Twitter, @lucavical! If I get enough responses, it won’t be long before a user-curated playlist finds its way onto five:2:one.
Have a gay day – until next week!