In Harmony: Our Soundtrack of Queer Resistance

One thing we, as the ACLU of Maryland staff, know is that there is immense strength in community. We are committed to advocating with our communities – the Marylanders who hold us accountable and make us stronger.

This Pride Month, we decided to embrace the spirit of inclusivity and allyship that this time of year resonates. As a team (regardless of how each individual staff member identifies) we put together an eclectic list of songs by LGBTQ+ artists, reaching across various genres and cultures. We celebrate artists who are fortunate enough to live their truths and inspire others to do the same. As you listen to the words, feel the beats, and broadcast your unfiltered joy this June, may this playlist remind you that Pride is freedom, love, hope, power, and community.

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  1. "Lisa" by Young Miko
  2. "BZRP Music Sessions, Vol. 51" by Bizarrap, Villano Antillano
  3. "Runaway" by Aurora
  4. "THIS IS WHAT I WANNA SEE" by Kevin Jz Prodigy
  5. "On My Mama" by Victoria Monét
  6. "OOOUUU" by Young M.A.
  7. "Siegfried" by Frank Ocean
  8. "Potato Salad" by Tyler the Creator, A$AP Rocky
  9. "Nothin to Somethin" by Syd
  10. "Tennessee" by Kevin Abstract, Lil Nas X
  11. "dirty dancer" by Orion Sun
  12. "Just Another Day..." by Queen Latifah
  13. "Body Work" by Morgan Page, Tegan and Sara
  14. "Sometimes" by MUNA
  15. "How Will I Know" by Whitney Houston, Clean Bandit remix
  16. "New Shapes" by Charli xcx, Christine and the Queens, Caroline Polachek
  17. "Surrender" by WALK THE MOON
  18. "I Love You Always Forever" by Betty Who
  19. "Pyramids" by Frank Ocean
  20. "Hold On" by The Internet
  21. "Primetime" by Janelle Monae, Miguel
  22. "True Love" by Christine and the Queens, 070 Shake
  23. "The Power’s Out" by St. Vincent
  24. "American Teenager" by Ethel Cain
  25. "Good Heart" by Indigo de Souza
  26. "Mystery of Love" by Sufjan Stevens
  27. "Sober to Death" by Car Seat Headrest
  28. "4r Da Squaw" by Isaiah Rashad
  29. "THATS WHAT I WANT" by Lil Nas X
  30. "Never Let Me Down Again" by Depeche Mode
  31. "Chains of Love" by Erasure
  32. "Cherry Bomb" by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
  33. "Tainted Love" by Soft Cell
  34. "Crack Rock" by Frank Ocean
  35. "Swim Good" by Frank Ocean
  36. "We All Try" by Frank Ocean
  37. "Latch" by Disclosure, Sam Smith
  38. "Tuesday" by ILOVEMAKONNEN
  39. "Keep on Livin" by Le Tigre
  40. "Vest & Boxers" by Lava La Rue
  41. "Smile" by Shea Diamond
  42. "Freedom!" by George Michael
  43. "Stop My Bag" by DDm (local Baltimore artist)
  44. "Circles" by Kotic Couture, Katyrah Love (local Baltimore artists)
  45. "Me Gusta" by Anitta (with Cardi B & Myke Towers)
  46. "Haute" by Janelle Monáe
  47. "We Can’t Stop" by Miley Cyrus
  48. "Chasing Rainbows" by Big Freedia, Kesha
  49. "If I Told You That" by Whitney Houston, George Michael
  50. "Girls Like Girls" by Hayley Kiyoko
  51. "Faith" by George Michael
  52. "Acura Intergurl" by Frank Ocean
  53. "Hold Me Closer" by Elton John, Britney Spears
  54. "You Make Me Feel" by Sylvester
  55. "The Weakness In Me" by Joan Armatrading
  56. "Hallelujah" by Rufus Wainwright
  57. "Love Of My Life" by Queen
  58. "Louder" by Big Freedia, Icona Pop
  59. "Under Pressure" by Queen, David Bowie

Looking for more fun, summer jams?

Check out some of the other playlists staff members from the ACLU of Maryland put together: Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month; Black History & Futures Month; Latinx/e Heritage Month; Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian Heritage Month; and Pride Month (2023).