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Aired Jun 4, 2020

LGBTQ+ Representation in Music

Looking for ways to keep the conversation going about LGBTQ+ issues with your ERG, community group, or PFLAG chapter? Welcome to Something to Talk About, a monthly series designed by PFLAG National’s Straight for Equality program to create conversation about LGBTQ+ issues. Each month we’ll offer an article on LGBTQ+ topics and suggest a few questions you can use to lead a discussion.

We hosted a conversation about this article as a part of PFLAG Connects and Something to Talk About Live on Thursday, June 4. Did you miss it? You can still watch it here!

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Article:  25 Essential LGBTQ Pride Songs

Source: Rolling Stone

Author: Suzy Exposito, Jerry Portwood, Justin Ravitz, and Rob Sheffield

Questions for Discussion:

  1. Many of the artists on Rolling Stone’s Pride Songs list are not queer-identified. So, what makes a song queer? 
  2. Can you give examples of artists who often get left out of the conversation about LGBTQ+ music? What was their impact and legacy? Why do you think they didn’t get their due?
  3. How can we use queer music and Pride anthems to build bridges across differences?

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