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LGBT-related songs

Created by Alma Barroca on 24 jan 2018 | Laatst bewerkt door Alma Barroca op 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.

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.

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

Vertalingen:  Portugees

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.

Vertalingen:  Engels

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

Vertalingen:  Engels Frans Portugees 2 more

Suggested by DarkJoshua.

Suggested by maluca.

Vertalingen:  Engels Duits Frans
Nummer | Spaans Mecano

Suggested by maluca.

Vertalingen:  Engels Japans Duits 5 more
Nummer | Engels Lou Reed

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

Vertalingen:  Frans Italiaans Duits 5 more
Nummer | Engels 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.

Vertalingen:  Servisch Grieks Frans 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.

Vertalingen:  Engels Russisch Frans 9 more

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

Vertalingen:  Engels Spaans Turks 11 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'.

Vertalingen:  Engels Frans

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.

Vertalingen:  Frans Spaans Italiaans 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.

Vertalingen:  Duits

Suggested by Loot.

Vertalingen:  Frans
Nummer | Italiaans Pooh

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

Vertalingen:  Pools Hongaars Engels 2 more

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

Vertalingen:  Engels Servisch Frans 5 more
Nummer | Engels Wrabel

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".

Vertalingen:  Vietnamees
Nummer | Engels Wrabel

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

Vertalingen:  Frans Turks Nederlands 4 more
Nummer | Engels 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".

Vertalingen:  Spaans Italiaans
Nummer | Engels Halsey

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.

Vertalingen:  Turks Grieks Roemeens 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.

Vertalingen:  Frans Nederlands Turks 2 more
Nummer | Engels Dodie

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

Vertalingen:  Frans Turks Fins

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".

Vertalingen:  Portugees Duits Hebreeuws

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)

Vertalingen:  Italiaans Engels Duits 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".

Vertalingen:  Engels Frans

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.

Vertalingen:  Frans
Nummer | Japans MACO

Suggested by EfsaYueshi.

Vertalingen:   Transliteratie Turks
Nummer | Spaans El Titi

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.

Vertalingen:  Engels
Nummer | Engels Mika

Suggested by Racmat.

Vertalingen:  Turks Italiaans Spaans 2 more

Suggested by Racmat.

Vertalingen:  Grieks Italiaans Turks

Suggested by Racmat.

Suggested by Racmat.

Suggested by maluca.

Vertalingen:  Engels Duits Portugees

Suggested by maluca.

Vertalingen:  Engels Duits

Suggested by Enjovher.

Vertalingen:  Engels Frans Bosnisch 6 more
Nummer | Engels NIHILS

Suggested by Rezz.

Suggested by maluca. A hymn for Pride Day.

Vertalingen:  Duits Engels Servisch

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.

Vertalingen:  Frans Engels Spaans

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

Vertalingen:  Engels Frans Russisch 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.

Vertalingen:  Duits

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

Vertalingen:  Frans Grieks Spaans 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.

Vertalingen:  Engels Frans Duits

Suggested by Josemar.

Vertalingen:  Engels Japans Grieks 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.

Vertalingen:  Engels Duits
Nummer | Deens Marie Key

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

Vertalingen:  Engels

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

Vertalingen:  Duits Spaans Italiaans 2 more

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

Vertalingen:  Engels Hongaars

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

Vertalingen:  Engels Spaans
Nummer | Duits Sookee

Suggested by maluca.

Vertalingen:  Engels
Nummer | Italiaans 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.

Vertalingen:  Engels Spaans Duits 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.

Vertalingen:  Fins Frans Turks 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".

Vertalingen:  Spaans

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.

Vertalingen:  Engels

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.

Vertalingen:  Frans Duits
Nummer | Engels HollySiz

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.

Vertalingen:  Engels Duits Spaans 6 more

Suggested by maluca.

Vertalingen:  Russisch Turks Spaans 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.

Vertalingen:  Engels

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.

Vertalingen:  Turks Frans Hongaars

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

Vertalingen:  Russisch Frans Bosnisch 1 more

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

Vertalingen:  Frans

Suggested by IdiotKilljoyWithoutPride.

Vertalingen:  Spaans Servisch Italiaans
Nummer | Engels Rihanna

Suggested by Zarina01.

Vertalingen:  Spaans Turks Grieks 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.

Vertalingen:  Frans Engels Duits

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.

Vertalingen:  Frans Turks Grieks
Nummer | Engels Rita Ora

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

Vertalingen:  Turks Roemeens Grieks 4 more
Nummer | Koreaans Holland

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

Vertalingen:  Engels Spaans Russisch 10 more

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

Vertalingen:  Spaans Frans Duits 12 more

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

Nummer | Engels Sam Smith

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

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.

Vertalingen:  Chinees

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

Vertalingen:  Grieks Italiaans

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

Vertalingen:  Spaans

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.

Vertalingen:  Engels
Nummer | Portugees Titica

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".

Vertalingen:  Italiaans Spaans Frans 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.

Vertalingen:  Frans Deens Duits

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

Vertalingen:  Turks Spaans Grieks 11 more

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

Vertalingen:  Turks

Suggested by Miley_Lovato. A lesbian love song.

Vertalingen:  Spaans Italiaans Turks 4 more

Suggested by Miley_Lovato. Song is about lesbian love.

Vertalingen:  Nederlands Duits
Nummer | Engels 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.

Vertalingen:  Frans Duits Nederlands 14 more

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

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

Vertalingen:  Engels Frans
Nummer | Spaans Becky G

Suggested by Igeethecat.

Vertalingen:  Engels Duits Russisch 11 more

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

Vertalingen:  Spaans Frans Turks 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.

Vertalingen:  Engels
Nummer | Engels Lady Gaga

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

Vertalingen:  Turks Fins Servisch 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.

Vertalingen:  Spaans Kroatisch Grieks 3 more
Reacties
Higgs Boson    Woe, 24/01/2018 - 16:27

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! Teeth smile How about I Want to Break Free by Queen? Wikipedia lists it as an LGBT song.

Alma Barroca    Vrij, 26/01/2018 - 18:29

You sure can! How could I forget Renzo's song? I really like it and I relate a lot to it. Regular smile

Zarina01    Woe, 24/01/2018 - 22:40

Half of tatu's songs should be on here.

IdiotKilljoyWithoutPride    Do, 25/01/2018 - 17:02

I can suggest you most part of Hayley Kiyoko's songs, as for example Girls Like Girls, Pretty Girl, Curious etc... Also Catey Shaw's "Night go slow" or Borgeous's "Invincible", and "Boy don't cry", made by Tokio Hotel, the video is about transgender people
Thank you for making this btw Regular smile

Sophia_    Vrij, 26/01/2018 - 13:57

Don't you think that this song is offensive?

Brat    Vrij, 26/01/2018 - 14:28

I've mentioned my attitude towards the song in the comments on its page. But whether it is offensive or not, it's remarkable for its priority. Look, it was written when homosexual intercourse between men (while women had no reasons to fear, BTW) was prosecuted under law in the USSR. So it's of historical value, first of all as the first public appeal regarding the problem being previously hushed up. Wink smile

Alma Barroca    Di, 30/01/2018 - 18:55

Hi, Nadia! Thanks for the suggestion! I've only seen a couple of songs by her, but not too many... I'll give a look later on. Wink smile

Save Me Spider Man    Woe, 31/01/2018 - 06:33

Here's a couple by Wrabel

Bloodstain:
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/wrabel-bloodstain-lyrics.html (the song itself doesn't directly deal with LGBT issues, but the singer is a man and uses male pronouns in his songs. the song talks about being brokenhearted and how "he doesn't know how to make a man stay")

The Village
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/wrabel-village-lyrics.html (the song talks about a trans-boy whose family doesn't accept him)

Only a Girl by Gia:
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/gia-only-girl-lyrics.html (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"

Strangers by Halsey:
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/halsey-strangers-lyrics.html (a duet by two women, the song talks about wanting more from a casual, friends with benefits type of relationship)

Boys in the street by Greg Holden:
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/greg-holden-boys-street-lyrics.html (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)

Your Life by Edit Gibson. This is more of a slam poem than a song but it's pretty good:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsUp6Wd_o8I (talks about what's it like being non-binary)

She by dodie:
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/dodie-she-lyrics.html (the singer is in unrequited love with a girl and she wonders if it's alright)

Gettin' Bi from the tv show Grazy Ex Girlfriend:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUDab9piv_U (a humorous song that celebrates bisexuality and breaks common misconceptions about it)

A Radio-Friendly Pop Song By Matt Fishel:
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/matt-fishel-radio-friendly-pop-song-lyric... (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")

Loot    Zon, 28/01/2018 - 22:19

Macklemore:
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/macklemore-same-love-lyrics.html (For example discussing stereotypes about what it means to be gay, and criticizing societal attitudes towards homosexuality)

The comedic duo Garfunkel & Oates have at least three songs that might fit:
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/garfunkel-and-oates-gay-boyfriend-lyrics.... (About the benefits they perceive for a girl to have a boyfriend who's a closeted homosexual)
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/garfunkel-and-oates-sex-ducks-lyrics.html (Mocking the notion that legalizing gay marriage would inevitably lead to zoophilia getting legalized as well)
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/garfunkel-and-oates-rainbow-connections-l... (The last verse touches on the subject)

Viola Ortes    Di, 30/01/2018 - 19:17

You can add at LGBT+ Songs:

1 Comme ils disent (french) / Quel che si dice (italian) by Charles Aznavour.
2 Trans by Enrico Ruggeri (This song tells what is like being trans and how are their lives)
3 Pierre by Pooh (wonderful masterpiece talking about a transgender)
4 Il mio amico by Anna Tatangelo (In this song Anna describes the life of her gay friend)
5 Andrea by Fabrizio De Andrè (it talks about a man who loses his beloved one in war and then suicides)

Ainoa    Di, 30/01/2018 - 18:17

Avevo già proposto Comme ils disent ma non conoscevo la versione italiana; è bella lo stesso. Grazie per questa scoperta. Regular smile

SoPink    Woe, 31/01/2018 - 09:37

A quien le importa?  Heart
https://lyricstranslate.com/tr/Thalia-quien-le-importa-lyrics.html

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)

Alma Barroca    Di, 30/01/2018 - 18:53

Hi, folks! Thanks for the suggestions! I'm adding the songs bit by bit. Do you have any comment about the song's thematics? I'd like to add them to the collection as a way to detail the songs as well. Wink smile

Alma Barroca    Woe, 31/01/2018 - 18:53

I've just added them, thanks! I just can't add YT links to it, as content needs to have been added to LT previously before being added to a collection, though.

Viola Ortes    Di, 30/01/2018 - 20:20

You can also add:

Un uomo da bruciare by Renato Zero (It 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"

Per non essere così by Renato Zero (it 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. It is really heartbreaking!)

Diazepan Medina    Vrij, 02/02/2018 - 12:33

I suggest this one: Libérate by Rafael Conde el Titi
https://lyricstranslate.com/es/el-titi-lib%C3%A9rate-lyrics.html

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.

Besides during the Franco days there was the "Ley de vagos y maleantes" (Idles and criminals law) which besides prostitutes, pimps and wanderers, it prosecuted the homosexuals.

maluca    Zat, 10/02/2018 - 00:20

Willie Colon - El gran varon

Alma Barroca    Do, 15/02/2018 - 22:14

All must have been added by now. Thanks!

maluca    Vrij, 16/02/2018 - 20:18

The second "It gets better" song is missing.

Sir Woody    Vrij, 16/02/2018 - 21:00

Is "I kissed a girl" by Katy Perry suitable for this collection?

Alma Barroca    Vrij, 16/02/2018 - 21:00

Well, I was thinking about this song fitting or not, see no problem with that.

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