One of the most ICONIC parts of celebrating Pride Month are the Pride Anthems!

Here are FIVE Pride Anthems that will slay your Pride Playlist:


Born This Way by Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga is a forever icon in the 2SLGBTQ+ community. Her ability to be herself unapologetically is a great example for those looking to find their voice during Pride.

“Born This Way” tells us that every individual’s sexual orientation and body image should be accepted because “Baby, you were born this way!”.

“I want to write my this-is-who-I-am anthem, but I don’t want it to be hidden in poetic wizardry and metaphors. I want it to be an attack, an assault on the issue.”- Lady Gaga about Born This Way

Freedom 90′ by George Michael

George Michael originally created “Freedom ’90” as an anthem to gain freedom from his record label and break away from the contract they had on his music and artistry. Today though, the song has even more meaning.

With lyrics including:

“I think there’s something you should know, (I think it’s time I told you so), There’s something deep inside of me, (There’s someone else I’ve got to be)”

“Freedom ’90” is a coming out song, resonating with those that struggle with identity, and where they belong in the 2SLGBTQ+ community.

Kings & Queens by Ava Max

A newer entry into the 2SLGBTQ+ music cannon, “Kings & Queens” is a power pop song that champions empowerment. Ava Max encourages finding your own place on the throne, without caring about what others think!

Ava Max is a strong supporter of the 2SLGBTQ+ community. When asked where her love interests lie, she states:

“When it’s about who you are as a person, I don’t like people putting me, or anyone else I know in a box”.


I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor

Originally a female anthem for those moving upwards and onwards after a bad relationship, “I Will Survive” also resonates deeply with the 2SLGBTQ+ community. Whether it is lack of acceptance from family/friends, struggling with physical identity, or getting bullied for being your true self, “I Will Survive” will always remain timeless.

“I love the empowering effect, I love the encouraging effect. It’s a timeless lyric that addresses a timeless concern.” – Gloria Gaynor about “I Will Survive”

Firework by Katy Perry

“Firework” remains a cornerstone piece of music for the 2SLGBTQ+ community. A dance pop anthem of self-empowerment, Katy Perry tells us about the importance of being confident in yourself, and who you love. Never give up no matter the hardships because you’re bound to come out of it like a “Firework”.

“Firework” is about what it means to be an underdog and have the courage, if you’re on the outskirts of society, to be your own person.” – Dave Meyers, Director of Firework Music Video

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