The Wolf celebreates queer community with stay-at-home Pride Month survival playlist

Ryan Ehrhart, Staff Writer

Even if you can’t attend Pride celebrations this year, you can still be sure to L.G.B.T.Q.:

Listen to


“Strangers” – Halsey & Lauren Jauregui

Dystopian lesbian breakup anthem! These two singers create a chilling duo as they scream “we’re not lovers, we’re just strangers / With the same damn hunger / To be touched, to be loved / To feel anything at all.”  Their duo is deeply pained but also highly danceable.


“She” – dodie

With the opening line of “Am I allowed to look at her like that?” followed shortly by “I’d never tell” and “I’ll be okay admiring from afar,” dodie’s “She” is a melancholic song about discovering one’s sexuality when acceptance is not necessarily guaranteed. If you feel like crying over unrequited homosexuality, feel free to blast this masterpiece.


“IN A DREAM” – Troye Sivan

The perfect track to celebrate being totally moved on but not really.  The IN A DREAM EP is a refreshing synth sound from Troye perfect for vibing all alone.


“Heather” – Conan Gray

This is a viral indie bop with bisexual subtext.  Does “Heather” steal his girlfriend or his boyfriend… we’ll never know.  What we do know is that “wish I were Heather” will forever represent chaotic bi yearning.


“Make Me Feel” – Janelle Monáe

This electro tongue-pop bop is a Pride parade in a song. Monáe’s R&B sound creates the perfect pop sound with this track celebrating her coming out as pansexual.


“Queendom” – AURORA

AURORA’s vocals are an out-of-this-Earth experience in this track.  This dance floor ode to every shade of queerness is *chef’s kiss*.

Honorable Mentions:

  • “girls” by girl in red — “I’m not talkin’ ‘bout boys, I’m talkin’ ‘bout girls”
  • “I’m Coming Out” by Diana Ross — “I’m coming out / I want the world to know / Got to let it show”
  • “Punisher” by Phoebe Bridgers — “What if I told you I feel like I know you / But we never met?” 
  • “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” by Lil Nas X — “If Eve ain’t in your garden, you know that you can / Call me when you want”