The month of June is a time to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community, and Pandora is kicking off the festivities by highlighting the varied, important, beautiful, and lasting contributions queer artists have made to the world of music, entertainment, and our overall culture.
From talking to LGBTQ+ artists about the role that music played in their personal journey to being out and proud via Artist Audio Messages, to creating playlists that help get you ready for Pride celebrations – this year we are honoring the audio experiences that shape people’s “Ride to Pride.”
- Sound On: Pride: June is Pride month and like all things in life, it’s better with Sound On. Celebrate with some of the best bops from the LGBTQ+ community.
- Black x LGBTQ: Affiliates & Allies: In celebration of Black Music Month & LGBTQ Pride Month, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of music-related affiliates & allies that exist within the intersectionality of both communities. These strong voices all speak for themselves across multiple genres like hip-hop, R&B, soul, pop, dance, house, etc. From contemporary to classic, it’s all unapologetically BLACK x LGBTQ.
- Visible & Remarkable: These artists should always be visible and certainly listened to. Celebrate with some of our favorite trans, non-binary, and genderqueer artists!
- Come Out, Come Out: Come Out, Come Out is a podcast about coming out of the closet! Every week host Mo Welch invites a total queer to talk about coming out with her. It’s sometimes funny, sometimes heartfelt and always super gay.
- Nancy: Nancy features stories and conversations about the queer experience today. Prepare to laugh and cry and laugh again.
- Race Chaser with Alaska and William: A podcast devoted to the discussion and dissection of every episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race starting from the very beginning. Hosted by two of the show’s most iconic queens, Alaska (Season 5, All Stars 2) and Willam (Season 4, Drag U), Race Chaser is an insider’s look at the worldwide phenomenon that is RuPaul’s Drag Race.
- PRIDE Party: PRIDE Party gives you the best LGBTQ party music. Whether you’re getting ready for the parade or just celebrating life and love, this station is fierce.
- PRIDE Classics: PRIDE Classics features meaningful tracks, groundbreaking artists, and party favorites from throughout the history of the LGBTQ movement. Whether it’s disco divas, synth-pop pioneers, folk rock anthems or dance floor smashes, this station celebrates the diversity and vibrancy of the gay community.
- LGBTQ Comedians: LGBTQ Comedy plays the funniest jokes from queer-identifying standup comics. Check it out anytime you want to hear hilarious tales about gay life.