LGBT-related songs

Created by Alma Barroca on 24 Jan 2018 | Last edited by Alma Barroca on 26 Jul 2018

Songs that are LGBT+-related people in its thematics, issues, characters, etc. Of course, this is meant to be a positive, happy collection. Offensive songs won't even be considered - however, songs that are more serious or dark will be allowed, after all, not everything is happiness.

Open for suggestions.

The song talks about difficulties faced by a gay couple and the pain that they go through as they live kind of a clandestine love.

Translations:  English Bosnian Russian 3 more

The song's lyrics are not directly meant towards LGBT+ people, but its lyrics talk about 'not needing a document to love' and about 'love being hidden everywhere'. Its music video has a gay and a lesbian couple portrayed.

The song talks about a woman in love with a gay boy.

Translations:  English Dutch Persian 7 more

Song talks about the importance of fighting for what you believe in.

Translations:  Portuguese

The song was released as a way to promote gay marriage being allowed and recognized in Brazil back in 2013. Its lyrics make a reference to several objects one can find in a typical marriage.

Translations:  English

The song talks about a man that leaves his family, home and job to be in love with another man.

Suggested by DarkJoshua.

Suggested by maluca.

Translations:  English German French

Suggested by maluca.

Translations:  English Japanese German 5 more

Suggested by Zarina01. The song talks about a transgendered woman.

Translations:  French Italian German 5 more
Song | English Queen

Suggested by Higgs Boson. The song doesn't directly deal with LGBT+ issues, but 'breaking free' can be a reference of letting go of all our problems - one of them, being closeted.

Translations:  Serbian Greek French 14 more

Suggested by Joutsenpoika. A 'classic of the genre' in Finland, it talks about two women walking in front of people hand in hand.

Translations:  English Russian French 9 more

Suggested by Joutsenpoika. The song tells the story of a gay man and his life as a drag-queen in a club.

Translations:  English Spanish Turkish 10 more

Suggested by Viola Ortes. The song tells the story of a gay man and his life as a drag-queen in a club. It's the Italian version of 'Comme ils disent'.

Translations:  English

Suggested by Joutsenpoika. The song speaks about how difference can bother some people, and about couples of men and women.

Suggested by Loot. The song discusses stereotypes about what it means to be gay, and criticizing societal attitudes towards homosexuality.

Translations:  French Spanish Italian 18 more

Suggested by Loot. The song is about the benefits they perceive for a girl to have a boyfriend who's a closeted homosexual.

Suggested by Loot. The song mocks the notion that legalizing gay marriage would inevitably lead to zoophilia getting legalized as well.

Translations:  German

Suggested by Loot.

Translations:  French
Song | Italian Pooh

Suggested by Viola Ortes. It's a wonderful masterpiece talking about a transgender.

Translations:  Polish Hungarian English 2 more

Suggested by Viola Ortes. Song talks about a man who loses his beloved one in war and then suicides.

Translations:  English Serbian French 5 more

Suggested by Save Me Spider Man. Song itself doesn't directly deal with LGBT issues, but the singer is a man and uses male pronouns in his songs. It talks about being brokenhearted and how "he doesn't know how to make a man stay".

Translations:  Vietnamese

Suggested by Save Me Spider Man. Song talks about a trans-boy whose family doesn't accept him.

Translations:  French Turkish Dutch 3 more
Song | English Gia

Suggested by Save Me Spider Man. The singer is with a girl for the first time and reflects on how exciting it is and how different it is from her ex-bf because "only a girl can make me feel this way".

Translations:  Spanish Italian

Suggested by Save Me Spider Man. A duet by two women, the song talks about wanting more from a casual, friends with benefits type of relationship.

Translations:  Turkish Greek Romanian 9 more

Suggested by Save Me Spider Man. Song talks about the singer's relationship with his father who doesn't want him "kissing boys in the street" but who comes to accept him in the end.

Translations:  French Dutch Turkish 2 more
Song | English Dodie

Suggested by Save Me Spider Man. The singer is in unrequited love with a girl and she wonders if it's alright.

Translations:  French Finnish

Suggested by Save Me Spider Man. The singer wants to make it in the music industry and is advised that he should hide his homosexuality and change the pronouns in his songs to be more "radio-friendly".

Translations:  Portuguese German Hebrew

Suggested by maluca and SoPink. The song was originally written and produced by Carlos Berlanga and Nacho Canut. Alaska y Dinarama's version of the song was later recognized as a gay anthem by the Spanish language-speaking LGBT community, even though it did not allude to it at all. The song describes a person who is criticized for being different. The question and title lyric "Who cares?" is repeated throughout the song indicating that criticism does not affect her and she will stay the way she is. (From Wikipedia)

Translations:  Italian English German 1 more

Suggested by Viola Ortes. The song talks about a man who is going to marry a woman just to be considered "normal". In the lyrics Renato says "non diventare un uomo da bruciare" meaning "don't waste your life trying to please the others and live your life as you are".

Translations:  English French

Suggested by Viola Ortes. The song talks of a trans person who fears living her life. She feels like she's not a woman nor a man and she regrets for her condition.

Translations:  French
Song | Japanese MACO

Suggested by EfsaYueshi.

Translations:  Transliteration Turkish

Suggested by Diazepam Medina. It explicitly encourages people to come out of the closet saying that "being sexual is not a crime", alluding to the Spanish transition days where there were many political demonstrations calling for authonomy, amnesty, etc.

Translations:  English
Song | English Mika

Suggested by Racmat.

Translations:  Turkish Italian Spanish 2 more

Suggested by Racmat.

Translations:  Greek Italian Turkish

Suggested by Racmat.

Translations:  Persian Croatian French 10 more

Suggested by Racmat.

Suggested by maluca.

Translations:  English German Portuguese

Suggested by maluca.

Translations:  English German

Suggested by Enjovher.

Translations:  English French Bosnian 4 more

Suggested by Rezz.

Suggested by maluca. A hymn for Pride Day.

Translations:  German English Serbian

Suggested by maluca. "It gets better" is the name of a project in the US to prevent suicides by LGBT youths.

Suggested by Viola Ortes. This song tells what is like being trans and how are their lives.

Translations:  French English Spanish

Suggested by Viola Ortes. In this song Anna describes the life of her gay friend.

Translations:  English French Russian 2 more

Suggested by stoneowl.

Suggested by maluca. "It gets better" is the name of a project in the US to prevent suicides by LGBT youths.

Translations:  German

Perry stated song's lyrics are "about the magical beauty of a woman".

Translations:  French Greek Spanish 20 more

Song talks about having sex with someone named Madonna, who can be the singer or someone else (even a drag-queen or a transvestite). Singer Ana Carolina is openly bissexual.

Translations:  English French German

Suggested by Josemar.

Translations:  English Japanese Greek 11 more

Suggested by callirae. An Italian song by a girl group advocating for a more accepting society of same-sex love and how it's just the same as other love.

Translations:  English German

Suggested by Safyra. The singer talks about trying to get a girl.

Translations:  English

Suggested by Enjovher. Song talks about the sensitive topic of suicide among gay teenagers.

Translations:  German Spanish Italian 2 more

Song talks about being in love with both men and women. The singer is openly bissexual.

Translations:  English Hungarian

Song talks about 8 love affairs lived with 8 different women. The singer is openly bissexual.

Translations:  English Spanish
Song | German Sookee

Suggested by maluca.

Song | Italian Povia

The 2nd song in the 2009 edition of the Sanremo Music Festival. A polemic song in which Povia tells the story of a man who became gay after a difficult situation in his life. The man, in the end, fell in love with a woman with whom he has children and gets married.

Translations:  English Spanish German 8 more

Suggested by Safyra. This song is also about two women (Cherry and Jenny), where Cherry wants Jenny to realise that she wants to be more than friends. Also note, while Cherry is voiced by a dude, this song is still about two women.

Translations:  Finnish French Turkish 4 more

Suggested by Diazepam Medina. A song performed by an openly gay singer, says that "There's more to love than boy meets girl".

Translations:  Spanish

Suggested by hariboneagle927. Song is about a bakla (or an effeminate gay man) who likens himself to a mermaid. He narrates on how he realized he was gay way back during his childhood. "Sirena" also tackles the man's relations with his father who abused him in the past for being gay and unmanly.

Translations:  English

Suggested by maluca. The song is about Matthew Shepard, who was beaten, tortured, and left to die near Laramie on the night of October 6, 1998.

Translations:  French German

Suggested by Viola Ortes. The music video shows a kid whose gender identity is not accepted.

Suggested by DarkJoshua. The song might tell the love story of two men. The lyrics have some lines that show this thematic.

Translations:  English German Spanish 6 more

Suggested by maluca.

Translations:  Russian Turkish Tongan 4 more

Suggested by hariboneagle927. Song is about a tomboyish woman who thought herself as a lesbian since childhood later realizes that she is bisexual when she falls for a man. The woman makes an effort to become more feminine in order to win the heart of the man.

Translations:  English

Suggested by IdiotKilljoyWithoutPride. Song is about a girl who wonder how's the new life of her ex girlfriend with a man.

Suggested by IdiotKilljoyWithoutPride. Song shows a love story between two girls.

Translations:  Turkish French

Suggested by IdiotKilljoyWithoutPride. The video is clearly about a transgender boy who wants to be a woman.

Translations:  Russian French Bosnian 1 more

Suggested by IdiotKilljoyWithoutPride. Song is about a love story between two women.

Translations:  French

Suggested by IdiotKilljoyWithoutPride.

Translations:  Spanish Serbian Italian

Suggested by Zarina01.

Translations:  Spanish Turkish Greek 16 more

Suggested by ulissescoroa. A samba song about a man who claims to have been with "all kind of women" before finding true happiness with a man.

Translations:  French German English

Suggested by notaprincess9. It doesn't specifically name a same sex relationship in the lyrics but the singer has mentioned in an interview that it is about equality and same-sex marriage.

Translations:  French Turkish Greek

Suggested by Miley_Lovato. The song is about a women accepting her bisexuality.

Translations:  Turkish Greek Romanian 4 more

Suggested by Miley_Lovato. Holland is the first openly gay artist in South Korea.

Translations:  English Spanish Russian 10 more

Suggested by Miley_Lovato. The music video features a same-sex couple.

Translations:  Spanish French German 12 more

Suggested by Miley_Lovato. The first trans woman in Eurovision song contest . She won the 1st place in 1998.

Translations:  French English Transliteration

Suggested by Miley_Lovato. Sam Smith is an openly gay artist. He wrote this song after he broke up with his boyfriend.

Translations:  Serbian Romanian Greek 16 more

Suggested by Miley_Lovato. Trey Pearson found fame as a married, straight, Christian rock singer. Then, in 2016, he made the decision to come out publically, quickly becoming an advocate for gay Christians who crave a more accepting kind of faith.

Translations:  Chinese

Suggested by Miley_Lovato. Talks about trans people . Laura Jane Grace who also sings the song is a trans female.

Translations:  Greek Italian

Suggested by Miley_Lovato. Ian Axel sings about the woman he loves whereas King is singing about the man he loves.

Translations:  Spanish

Suggested by ulissescoroa. A song by openly gay Brazilian singer Johnny Hooker featuring transgender woman Liniker about self-acceptance and resistance against prejudice and violence towards the LGBT+ community in Brazil. The lyrics basically say "Baby, I'm done hiding/From looks, whispers with you/We are two men and nothing else" and "no one gets to tell us how we should love". The music video shows two deaf boys dealing with homophobia while they try to be together.

Translations:  English

Suggested by ulissescoroa. A song by transgender singer Titica who struggled against prejudice in Angola only to become the first and most relevant trans singer in the country. In the lyrics, she talks about hipocrisy and bad judgement: "being different is no offense, every one gives what they have/When we are born, we don't get to choose our parents, the most important thing is love/Today you came here to fight, would that be a lack of decency?/if you think my curves are indecent, you should do something about that liquor of yours".

Translations:  Italian Spanish English 2 more

Suggested by Miley_Lovato. The first single Melissa Etheridge released after coming out in 1993, this song struck a chord with lesbians and queer identifying folk everywhere.

Translations:  French Danish German

Suggested by Miley_Lovato. Troye Sivan is an openly gay artist.

Translations:  Turkish Spanish Greek 12 more

Suggested by Miley_Lovato. A song about love and an argument in favor of marriage equality.

Translations:  Turkish

Suggested by Miley_Lovato. A lesbian love song.

Translations:  Spanish Italian Turkish 4 more

Suggested by Miley_Lovato. Song is about lesbian love.

Translations:  Dutch German
Song | English Pink

Suggested by Miley_Lovato. The song is an open letter to then President of the United States, George W. Bush. The song criticizes several areas of Bush’s administration and terms in office, including the Iraq War, No Child Left Behind Act, opposition to gay marriage and the gay rights movement in general, perceived lack of empathy for poor and middle-class citizens, Bush’s strong religious beliefs, and Bush’s drinking and drug usage in college.

Translations:  French German Dutch 14 more

Suggested by Miley_Lovato. Selena avoids to admit she's in love with her female professor.

Translations:  Romanian Russian Greek 10 more

Suggested by Green_Sattva. In Russian it sounds like a girl is singing about her girl-friend, words are feminine

Translations:  English French

Suggested by Igeethecat.

Translations:  English German Russian 11 more

Suggested by Meteliah. Two girlfriends escape from the homophobia and enjoy.

Translations:  Spanish French Turkish 2 more

Suggested by IdiotKilljoyWithoutPride. About a love story between 2 girls and the suicide of one of them after somebody found out their realtionship.

Translations:  English

Suggested by IdiotKilljoyWithoutPride. About a girl who wanna have sex with another girl, despite she's engaged with a man.

Translations:  Turkish Finnish Serbian 4 more

Suggested by Higgs Boson. The song deals with themes of androgyny and the man himself was quite the pioneer in his prime in that matter.

Translations:  Spanish Croatian Greek 2 more
Comments
Alma Barroca    Wed, 21/02/2018 - 13:28

YouTube videos can't be added to collections - please provide the link of said content in LT so I can add it here.

Guest    Wed, 21/02/2018 - 02:17

that is very much right

Guest    Thu, 22/02/2018 - 00:54

I know theres more to that I should know

Guest    Mon, 26/02/2018 - 03:45

because I am one of those people

hariboneagle927    Wed, 28/02/2018 - 17:39

Please add Sirena by Gloc9
Link: https://lyricstranslate.com/en/gloc-9-sirena-lyrics.html

Descriotion: Song about a bakla or a effeminate gay man who likens himself to a mermaid. He narrates on how he realized he was gay way back during his childhood. "Sirena" also tackles the man's relations with his father who abused him in the past for being gay and unmanly.

DarkJoshua    Wed, 07/03/2018 - 19:00

I've just finished translating this song and looks quite suitable for this collection to me.

Alma Barroca    Wed, 07/03/2018 - 22:46

Hi! Thanks for the suggestion. I know this song, but I didn't get why it involves any LGBT theme or character. Can you talk about that? Maybe you got something I didn't notice when translating this song myself.

DarkJoshua    Wed, 07/03/2018 - 23:09

I think the song talks about a love story between two men. There are mainly four lines on which I based this interpretation, though I can see you can understand some hidden meaning in other lines as well. First we've got "Ai maschi innamorati come me/ ai maschi innamorati come te" which sounds to me as if they're describing their relationship, though I admit that the "males in love" aren't necessarily in love to each other. A third line is "Ma questa notte voglio farti le pazzie." which sounds pretty sexual to me. However "farti le pazzie" is not an idiom, it's a very weird way to say "farti impazzire" (probably?) which may have a lot of meanings (from "drive you crazy" to "satisfy you sexually") and the context isn't clear. The fourth line, though, justifies all my previous suspects: "Tutta la notte voglio farti ancora mio" (which also sounds quite sexual, to be honest).
The true meaning is hidden, as Gianna uses some strange expressions, but she is impersonating a man ("innamorati come ME") who lives his life as everyone else and falls in love with a man ("cosa mi fai?"). Thing is, the song is not focusing on the relationship between them, but rather on his love for men as he sees "males" everywhere he goes ("disegnati sui metrò/confondono le linee di Miró./Dalle vetrine, dietro ai jukebox," and other lines as well).
This is my interpretation: as I said, the text is extremely vague, but that's what I thought while I was translating it. Tell me what you think about it.

Alma Barroca    Wed, 07/03/2018 - 23:29

Oh, you're right! I totally agree with you. By the way, the use of 'ai maschi innamorati come ME' really sounds like she's thinking of herself as a man. As Gianna is a lesbian herself, then I understand this more. I'll add this song now to the list, thanks for your comment and suggestion Regular smile

Meteliah    Wed, 28/03/2018 - 23:04

Holland - Neverland
Sistar - One More Day
Song Ji Eun - Don't Look At Me Like That
Lady Gaga - Born This Way
ABBA - Dancing Queen
Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
Kesha - We R Who We R
Katy Perry - Fireworks
Macklemore - Same Love
MIKA - Grace Kelly
Macklemore - Same Love

Some are like really common gay anthems...

Alma Barroca    Wed, 02/05/2018 - 22:09

Some of them I recognize, but some others no. Do you have any context for them?

IdiotKilljoyWithoutPride    Wed, 11/04/2018 - 19:10

I can suggest those songs
Hayley Kiyoko - Curious. It's about a girl who wonder how's the new life of her ex girlfriend with a man
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/hayley-kiyoko-curious-lyrics.html

Hayley Kiyoko - He'll never love you. Always a love story between two girls
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/hayley-kiyoko-hell-never-love-you-hnly-ly...

Tokio Hotel - Boy don't cry. The video is clearly about a transgender boy who wants to be a woman
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/tokio-hotel-boy-don’t-cry-lyrics.html

Catey Shaw - Night go slow. About a love story between two women
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/catey-shaw-night-go-slow-lyrics.html

Metro Station - She likes girls.
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/metro-station-she-likes-girls-lyrics.html

Alma Barroca    Wed, 02/05/2018 - 22:12

OMG! I never noticed this in this specific song! You're totally right!

Miley_Lovato    Tue, 15/05/2018 - 21:22

Diva (דיווה) - Dana International
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/dana-international-דיווה-diva-hebrew-vers...
(The first trans woman in Eurovision song contest . She won the 1st place in 1998)

All I Want is To Be Your Girl – Holly Miranda
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/holly-miranda-all-i-want-be-your-girl-lyr...

A Little Bit of Love – RuPaul
https://www.elitesingles.com/mag/relationship-advice/lgbt-love-songs

Too Good at Goodbyes - Sam Smith
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/sam-smith-too-good-goodbyes-lyrics.html
(Sam Smith is an openly gay artist. He wrote this song after he broke up with his boyfriend)

Love is Love – Trey Pearson
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/trey-pearson-love-love-lyrics.html
(Trey Pearson found fame as a married, straight, Christian rock singer. Then, in 2016, he made the decision to come out publically, quickly becoming an advocate for gay Christians who crave a more accepting kind of faith. )

Androgynous - Miley Cyrus
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/miley-cyrus-androgynous-lyrics.html
(Talks about trans people . Laura Jane Grace who also sings the song is a trans female)

Hold Each Other – A Great Big World
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/great-big-world-hold-each-other-lyrics.html
( Ian Axel sings about the woman he loves whereas King is singing about the man he loves)

Somebody to Love – Queen
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/Queen-Somebody-Love-lyrics.html

My My My! – Troye Sivan
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/troye-sivan-my-my-my-lyrics.html
(Troye Sivan is an openly gay artist)

I Want to Break Free – Queen
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/Queen-I-want-break-free-lyrics.html

Capers – Kele Okereke
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/kele-okereke-capers-lyrics.html

All the Lovers – Kylie Minogue
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/Kylie-Minogue-All-Lovers-lyrics.html

Come to My Window – Melissa Etheridge
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/come-my-window-lyrics.html
(The first single Melissa Etheridge released after coming out in 1993, this song struck a chord with lesbians and queer identifying folk everywhere. )

I Still Love You – Jennifer Hudson
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/jennifer-hudson-i-still-love-youu-lyrics....
( A song about love and an argument in favor of marriage equality)

She Keeps Me Warm – Mary Lambert
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/mary-lambert-she-keeps-me-warm-lyrics.html
(A lesbian love song)

Power of Two – Indigo Girls
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/indigo-girls-power-two-lyrics.html

She – Jen Foster
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/jen-foster-she-lyrics.html
(Is about lesbian love)

ulissescoroa    Tue, 22/05/2018 - 18:23

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYQd7HsvVtI

https://lyricstranslate.com/en/johnny-hooker-flutua-lyrics.html

A song by openly gay Brazilian singer Johnny Hooker featuring transgender woman Liniker about self-acceptance and resistance against prejudice and violence towards the LGBT+ community in Brazil. The lyrics basically say "Baby, I'm done hiding/From looks, whispers with you/We are two men and nothing else" and "no one gets to tell us how we should love". The music video shows two deaf boys dealing with homophobia while they try to be together.

ulissescoroa    Tue, 22/05/2018 - 18:22

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QXSHOKymbU

https://lyricstranslate.com/en/titica-reza-madame-lyrics.html

A song by transgender singer Titica who struggled against prejudice in Angola only to become the first and most relevant trans singer in the country. In the lyrics, she talks about hipocrisy and bad judgement: "being different is no offense, every one gives what they have/When we are born, we don't get to choose our parents, the most important thing is love/Today you came here to fight, would that be a lack of decency?/if you think my curves are indecent, you should do something about that liquor of yours".

maluca    Mon, 21/05/2018 - 18:29

It's better to post a link to the lyrics here on LT, or add the lyrics if they are not here yet...

Sophia_    Thu, 24/05/2018 - 11:39

https://lyricstranslate.com/en/node/468096/
Mara - Kamboja

Но когда мы любили друг друга (3 раза)
Забывала я о том что ты
Такая сука!

(But when we loved each other
I forgot about the fact that you
Are such a bitch!)

In Russian it sounds like a girl is singing about her girl-friend, words are feminine

Sophia_    Sat, 02/06/2018 - 22:50

Yes, I forgot about this one.
"I vote for a gay mayor"

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