LGBT-related songs

Created by Alma Barroca on 24 jan 2018 | Última edição feita por Alma Barroca em 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.

Traduções:  Inglês Bósnio Russo 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.

Traduções:  Inglês Holandês Persa 7 more

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

Traduções:  Português

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.

Traduções:  Inglês

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

Suggested by DarkJoshua.

Traduções:  Turco Húngaro Sérvio 11 more

Suggested by maluca.

Traduções:  Inglês Alemão Francês
Música | Espanhol Mecano

Suggested by maluca.

Música | Inglês Lou Reed

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

Música | Inglês 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.

Traduções:  Sérvio Grego Francês 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.

Traduções:  Inglês Russo Francês 9 more

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

Traduções:  Inglês Espanhol Turco 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'.

Traduções:  Inglês

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.

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.

Traduções:  Alemão

Suggested by Loot.

Traduções:  Francês
Música | Italiano Pooh

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

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

Música | Inglês 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".

Traduções:  Vietnamita
Música | Inglês Wrabel

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

Música | Inglês 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".

Traduções:  Espanhol Italiano
Música | Inglês 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.

Traduções:  Turco Grego Romeno 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.

Música | Inglês Dodie

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

Traduções:  Francês Finlandês

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".

Traduções:  Português Alemão Hebraico

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)

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".

Traduções:  Inglês Francês

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.

Traduções:  Francês
Música | Japonês MACO

Suggested by EfsaYueshi.

Traduções:  Transliteração Turco
Música | Espanhol 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.

Traduções:  Inglês
Música | Inglês Mika

Suggested by Racmat.

Traduções:  Turco Italiano Espanhol 2 more

Suggested by Racmat.

Traduções:  Grego Italiano Turco

Suggested by Racmat.

Traduções:  Persa Croata Francês 10 more

Suggested by Racmat.

Suggested by maluca.

Traduções:  Inglês Alemão Português

Suggested by maluca.

Traduções:  Inglês Alemão

Suggested by Enjovher.

Música | Inglês NIHILS

Suggested by Rezz.

Suggested by maluca. A hymn for Pride Day.

Traduções:  Alemão Inglês Sérvio

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.

Traduções:  Francês Inglês Espanhol

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

Traduções:  Inglês Francês Russo 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.

Traduções:  Alemão

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

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.

Traduções:  Inglês Francês Alemão

Suggested by Josemar.

Traduções:  Inglês Japonês Grego 11 more
Música | Italiano LE DEVA

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.

Traduções:  Inglês Alemão

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

Traduções:  Inglês

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

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

Traduções:  Inglês Húngaro

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

Traduções:  Inglês Espanhol
Música | Alemão Sookee

Suggested by maluca.

Música | Italiano 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.

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.

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

Traduções:  Espanhol

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.

Traduções:  Inglês

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.

Traduções:  Francês Alemão
Música | Inglês 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.

Suggested by maluca.

Traduções:  Russo Turco Tonganês 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.

Traduções:  Inglês

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.

Traduções:  Turco Francês

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

Traduções:  Russo Francês Bósnio 1 more

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

Traduções:  Francês

Suggested by IdiotKilljoyWithoutPride.

Traduções:  Espanhol Sérvio Italiano
Música | Inglês Rihanna

Suggested by Zarina01.

Traduções:  Espanhol Turco Grego 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.

Traduções:  Francês Alemão Inglês

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.

Traduções:  Francês Turco Grego
Música | Inglês Rita Ora

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

Traduções:  Turco Grego Romeno 4 more
Música | Coreano Holland

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

Traduções:  Inglês Espanhol Russo 10 more

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

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

Música | Inglês Sam Smith

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

Traduções:  Sérvio Romeno Grego 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.

Traduções:  Chinês

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

Traduções:  Grego Italiano

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

Traduções:  Espanhol

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.

Traduções:  Inglês
Música | Português 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".

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.

Traduções:  Francês Dinamarquês Alemão

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

Traduções:  Turco Espanhol Grego 12 more

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

Traduções:  Turco

Suggested by Miley_Lovato. A lesbian love song.

Traduções:  Espanhol Italiano Turco 4 more

Suggested by Miley_Lovato. Song is about lesbian love.

Traduções:  Holandês Alemão
Música | Inglês 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.

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

Traduções:  Romeno Grego Russo 10 more

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

Traduções:  Inglês Francês
Música | Espanhol Becky G

Suggested by Igeethecat.

Traduções:  Inglês Alemão Russo 11 more

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

Traduções:  Espanhol Francês Turco 2 more

Suggested by DontCry4MeArgentina.

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

Traduções:  Inglês
Música | Inglês Lady Gaga

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

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.

Traduções:  Espanhol Croata Grego 2 more
Comentários
Higgs Boson    Quarta-feira, 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    Sexta-feira, 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    Quarta-feira, 24/01/2018 - 22:40

Half of tatu's songs should be on here.

IdiotKilljoyWithoutPride    Quinta-feira, 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_    Sexta-feira, 26/01/2018 - 13:57

Don't you think that this song is offensive?

Brat    Sexta-feira, 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    Terça-feira, 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    Quarta-feira, 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    Domingo, 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    Terça-feira, 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)

Joutsenpoika    Terça-feira, 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    Quarta-feira, 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    Terça-feira, 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    Quarta-feira, 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    Terça-feira, 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    Sexta-feira, 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    Sábado, 10/02/2018 - 00:20

Willie Colon - El gran varon

Alma Barroca    Quinta-feira, 15/02/2018 - 22:14

All must have been added by now. Thanks!

maluca    Sexta-feira, 16/02/2018 - 20:18

The second "It gets better" song is missing.

Sir Woody    Sexta-feira, 16/02/2018 - 21:00

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

Alma Barroca    Sexta-feira, 16/02/2018 - 21:00

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

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