Today, June 12th, 2017, is the one-year mark of the horrific tragedy that occurred at Orlando nightclub Pulse in 2016. 49 members of the LGBTQIA+ community had their lives cut short after a gunman entered the club, committing an act of violence that made the Pulse event the worst mass shooting in United States history. To celebrate the lives of those claimed by the attack, we’ve compiled a Pride Month and Pulse Remembrance playlist featuring queer artists and LGTBQIA+ allies, to be updated weekly.
Selections for June 12th, 2017
“SWERLK” – MNDR & Scissor Sisters
MNDR and Scissor Sisters paired up to create this charity single, which benefits the “Contigo Fund ― a grassroots organization born out of the Pulse Massacre and dedicated to supporting and empowering the LGBTQ and Latinx communities in the Central Florida area.”
“Let It All Out 2012” – MikeQ, Angel X, Jay Karan
The “crown prince of modern ballroom” explains the magic of this LGBTQ+ created genre and movement.
“Up Out My Face (feat. Peaches)” – Cakes da Killa
Read Cakes da Killa’s essay on gay role models via Billboard.
“Walk (feat. Dashaun Wesley)” – Skyshaker
Watch legendary choreographer Dashaun Wesley vogue the haus down.
“Be Alright” – Ariana Grande
Ariana’s been a vocal advocate for the LBGTQIA+ community, even including a queer female dancer (Lady Cultura) on many of her recent tours.
“The Cure” – Lady Gaga
How could we forget Mother Monster, who recently joined Mama Ru on RuPaul’s Drag Race?
“He’s Trippi” – Sakima
Moving Castle affiliate Sakima wants to talk to you about pop music and gay sex.
The Orlando Gay Chorus performs outside Pulse for the one year remembrance. Beautiful. pic.twitter.com/y2oGSRxu8r
— Raymond Braun (@raymondbraun) June 12, 2017