LGBTQ+ History Month Playlist

25 February 2021

For the last few weeks, the NM team has been sharing our favourite songs by musicians from the LGBTQ+ community.

We’ve compiled some of the highlights here, as well as continuously adding to our LGBTQ+ playlist which you can find on our YouTube channel. Newham Music believes that different experiences and backgrounds of artists enrich their music-making and should be celebrated every day.

Lil Nas X – Old Town Road

Christine and the Queens – Tilted BRIT nominations 2017

Doja Cat – Juicy/Say So/Like That – Billboard Music Awards 2020

Oly Alexander/Years & Years – It’s a Sin

Pet Shop Boys – It’s a Sin – Hyde Park 2019

Bloc Party – This Modern Love

Tracy Chapman – Fast Car 

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Same Love feat. Mary Lambert

Kinky Boots – Raise You Up / Just Be – West End Live 2018

RuPaul – Supermodel (You Better Work)

Tegan & Sara – Stop Desire

There are lots of resources online that can help young people understand what they’re feeling if they think they might be lesbian, gay, bisexual or are questioning their sexual orientation, and/or who think they might be trans, non-binary or are questioning their gender identity. Visit the Be You Project webpage for more information, resources and advice for you and the important people in your life.

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