LGBT-related songs - Vol. I

Created by Alma Barroca on 24 Jan 2018 | Last edited by Alma Barroca on 24 Nov 2021
LGBT-related songs - Vol. I

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.

➡️ Vol. II can be found here.

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.

Језик песме:  италијански

Извођач:  Biagio Antonacci

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.

Језик песме:  италијански

Извођач:  Laura Pausini

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

Језик песме:  француски

Извођач:  Céline Dion

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

Језик песме:  енглески

Извођач:  Gavin Creel

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.

Језик песме:  португалски

Извођач:  Tribalistas

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

Језик песме:  италијански

Извођач:  Renzo Rubino

Suggested by DarkJoshua.

Језик песме:  енглески

Извођач:  Hayley Kiyoko

Suggested by maluca.

Језик песме:  шпански

Извођач:  Ricardo Arjona

Suggested by maluca.

Језик песме:  шпански

Извођач:  Mecano

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

Језик песме:  енглески

Извођач:  Lou Reed

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.

Језик песме:  енглески

Извођач:  Queen

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

Језик песме:  фински

Извођач:  Jenni Vartiainen

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

Језик песме:  француски

Извођач:  Charles Aznavour

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'.

Језик песме:  италијански

Извођач:  Charles Aznavour

Преводи:  енглескифранцуски

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

Језик песме:  француски

Извођач:  Lara Fabian

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

Језик песме:  енглески

Извођач:  Macklemore

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

Језик песме:  енглески

Извођач:  Garfunkel and Oates

Преводи:  рускишпански

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

Језик песме:  енглески

Извођач:  Garfunkel and Oates

Превод:  немачки

Suggested by Loot.

Језик песме:  енглески

Извођач:  Garfunkel and Oates

Превод:  француски

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

Језик песме:  италијански

Извођач:  Pooh

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

Језик песме:  италијански

Извођач:  Fabrizio De André

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".

Језик песме:  енглески

Извођач:  Wrabel

Превод:  вијетнамски

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

Језик песме:  енглески

Извођач:  Wrabel

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".

Језик песме:  енглески

Извођач:  Gia

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.

Језик песме:  енглески

Извођач:  Halsey

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.

Језик песме:  енглески

Извођач:  Greg Holden

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

Језик песме:  енглески

Извођач:  dodie

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".

Језик песме:  енглески

Извођач:  Matt Fishel

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)

Језик песме:  шпански

Извођач:  Alaska y Dinarama

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".

Језик песме:  италијански

Извођач:  Renato Zero

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.

Језик песме:  италијански

Извођач:  Renato Zero

Преводи:  францускигрчки

Suggested by EfsaYueshi.

Језик песме:  јапански

Извођач:  MACO

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.

Језик песме:  шпански

Извођач:  El Titi

Превод:  енглески

Suggested by Racmat.

Језик песме:  енглески

Извођач:  Mika

Suggested by Racmat.

Језик песме:  енглески

Извођач:  Panic! at the Disco

Suggested by Racmat.

Језик песме:  енглески

Извођач:  A Great Big World

Suggested by Racmat.

Језик песме:  енглески

Извођач:  Adam Lambert

Suggested by Racmat.

Језик песме:  енглески

Извођач:  Scissor Sisters

Suggested by maluca.

Језик песме:  шпански

Извођач:  Willie Colón

Suggested by maluca.

Језик песме:  шпански

Извођач:  Joaquin Sabina

Suggested by Enjovher.

Језик песме:  шпански

Извођач:  Gloria Trevi

Suggested by Rezz.

Језик песме:  енглески

Извођач:  NIHILS

Suggested by maluca. A hymn for Pride Day.

Језик песме:  шпански

Извођач:  Gloria Ríos

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

Језик песме:  енглески

Извођач:  Todrick Hall

Превод:  јапански

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

Језик песме:  италијански

Извођач:  Enrico Ruggeri

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

Језик песме:  италијански

Извођач:  Anna Tatangelo

Suggested by stoneowl.

Језик песме:  енглески

Извођач:  Miss Brandi Russel

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

Језик песме:  енглески

Извођач:  Broadway Sings For The Trevor Project

Превод:  немачки

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

Језик песме:  енглески

Извођач:  Katy Perry

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.

Језик песме:  португалски

Извођач:  Ana Carolina

Suggested by Josemar.

Језик песме:  француски

Извођач:  Lara Fabian

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.

Језик песме:  италијански

Извођач:  Le Deva

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

Језик песме:  дански

Извођач:  Marie Key

Превод:  енглески

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

Језик песме:  енглески

Извођач:  Ryan Dolan

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

Језик песме:  португалски

Извођач:  Ana Carolina

Преводи:  енглескимађарски

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

Језик песме:  португалски

Извођач:  Ana Carolina

Suggested by maluca.

Језик песме:  шпански

Извођач:  Chocolate Remix

Suggested by maluca.

Језик песме:  немачки

Извођач:  Sookee

Превод:  енглески

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.

Језик песме:  италијански

Извођач:  Povia

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.

Језик песме:  енглески

Извођач:  Studio Killers

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

Језик песме:  енглески

Извођач:  The Communards

Преводи:  немачкишпански

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.

Језик песме:  филипински

Извођач:  Gloc-9

Преводи:  енглескишпански

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.

Језик песме:  енглески

Извођач:  Melissa Etheridge

Преводи:  францускинемачки

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

Језик песме:  енглески

Извођач:  HollySiz

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

Језик песме:  италијански

Извођач:  Gianna Nannini

Suggested by maluca.

Језик песме:  енглески

Извођач:  Kadie Elder

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.

Језик песме:  филипински

Извођач:  Moira Dela Torre

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

Језик песме:  енглески

Извођач:  Hayley Kiyoko

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

Језик песме:  енглески

Извођач:  Hayley Kiyoko

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

Језик песме:  енглески

Извођач:  Tokio Hotel

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

Језик песме:  енглески

Извођач:  Catey Shaw

Преводи:  францускитурски

Suggested by IdiotKilljoyWithoutPride.

Језик песме:  енглески

Извођач:  Metro Station

Suggested by Zarina01.

Језик песме:  енглески

Извођач:  Rihanna

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.

Језик песме:  португалски

Извођач:  Martinho da Vila

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.

Језик песме:  енглески

Извођач:  Arcade Fire

Преводи:  францускигрчкитурски

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

Језик песме:  енглески

Извођач:  Rita Ora

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

Језик песме:  корејски

Извођач:  Holland

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

Језик песме:  енглески

Извођач:  Ryan O'Shaughnessy

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

Језик песме:  хебрејски

Извођач:  Dana International

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

Језик песме:  енглески

Извођач:  Sam Smith

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.

Језик песме:  енглески

Извођач:  Trey Pearson

Превод:  кинески

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

Језик песме:  енглески

Извођач:  Miley Cyrus

Преводи:  грчкитурски

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

Језик песме:  енглески

Извођач:  A Great Big World

Превод:  шпански

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.

Језик песме:  португалски

Извођач:  Johnny Hooker

Преводи:  енглескитурски

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".

Језик песме:  португалски

Извођач:  Titica

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.

Језик песме:  енглески

Извођач:  Melissa Etheridge

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

Језик песме:  енглески

Извођач:  Troye Sivan

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

Језик песме:  енглески

Извођач:  Jennifer Hudson

Превод:  турски

Suggested by Miley_Lovato. A lesbian love song.

Језик песме:  енглески

Извођач:  Mary Lambert

Suggested by Miley_Lovato. Song is about lesbian love.

Језик песме:  енглески

Извођач:  Jen Foster

Преводи:  холандскинемачки

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.

Језик песме:  енглески

Извођач:  Pink

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

Језик песме:  енглески

Извођач:  Selena Gomez

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

Језик песме:  руски

Извођач:  Mara (Russia)

Преводи:  енглескифранцуски

Suggested by Igeethecat.

Језик песме:  шпански

Извођач:  Becky G

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

Језик песме:  енглески

Извођач:  Hayley Kiyoko

Suggested by DontCry4MeArgentina.

Језик песме:  украјински

Извођач:  Irina Bilyk

Suggested by maluca.

Језик песме:  немачки

Извођач:  Ton Steine Scherben

Преводи:  енглескишпански

98. t.A.T.u. - Зачем Я? Превод

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

Језици:  руски → енглески

Created by Nemesida on Wednesday, June 16, 2010

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

Језик песме:  енглески

Извођач:  Lady Gaga

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.

Језик песме:  енглески

Извођач:  David Bowie

Коментари
Mete EroğluMete Eroğlu    Понедељак, 11/06/2018 - 15:52

Selena doesn't like the female professor. Selena likes the coach Selena, which we can call her the female coach.

IdiotKilljoyWithoutPrideIdiotKilljoyWithoutPride    Субота, 30/06/2018 - 22:06

Lady Gaga - Sexxx Dreams (It's about a girl who wanna have sex with another girl, despite she's engaged with a man)
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/lady-gaga-sex-dreams-lyrics.html

Lady Gaga - So happy I could die (It seems like she sings about a girl that she loves very much)
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/Lady-Gaga-So-Happy-I-Could-Die-lyrics.html

Halsey - Bad at love (she speaks about a lot of flirt she had, which two of them are with girls)
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/halsey-bad-love-lyrics.html

t.A.T.u. - All the things she said (a girl talks about her love for another girl, a love that none can accept)
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/tATu-TATU-All-Things-She-Said-lyrics.html

t.A.T.u. - Zachem Ya (it's about a love story between 2 girls and the suicide of one of them after somebody found out their realtionship)
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/zachem-ya-zachem-ya-why-am-i.html-0

Sophia_Sophia_    Субота, 30/06/2018 - 22:10

I can't believe that nobody suggested t.A.T.u. before.
For some reason I was sure these songs were already here.

Alma BarrocaAlma Barroca    Субота, 30/06/2018 - 22:16

There was space left for only two new entries, which I picked randomly... Thanks for all of your contributions! Let this become a place to spread love Wink smile Heart

Alma BarrocaAlma Barroca    Четвртак, 26/07/2018 - 23:40

A new space just showed up as there was a duplicate here. Just added your suggestion. Wink smile

Sailor PokeMoon2Sailor PokeMoon2    Четвртак, 17/01/2019 - 05:28

Lady Gaga - Born this Way

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Born_This_Way_(song)

The lyrics discuss the self-empowerment of minorities including the LGBT community as well as racial minorities, referring to "cholas" and "orients". Critics positively reviewed the song, calling it a "club-ready anthem", though it faced criticism for having similarities with Madonna's 1989 single "Express Yourself"

Maybe also Madonna's "Express Yourself" too?

Sailor PokeMoon2Sailor PokeMoon2    Четвртак, 17/01/2019 - 05:39

t.A.T.u - All the Things She Said

Both a Russian version and English version exists (I guess I've only listened to the English version)
The music video itself caused A LOT of problems in both the USA and Russia.

Although its original story was based on a dream Elena Kiper had at a dentist appointment, Shapovalov evoked the theme of lesbianism in both this and the English-language version, "All The Things She Said". Lyrically, it focuses on two girls developing feelings for each other.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_the_Things_She_Said

poshspicelatteposhspicelatte    Четвртак, 17/01/2019 - 06:30

The Russian version is super gay, and I think some of that is lost in translation. In Russian they sing about losing their minds because they need each other, not understanding who they are, feeling at fault, and they apologise to their parents. The original is a huge gay anthem

Sailor PokeMoon2Sailor PokeMoon2    Четвртак, 17/01/2019 - 08:27

So I have read.... I just ignore the gay stuff and the music video and listen to the music Regular smile

Alma BarrocaAlma Barroca    Уторак, 18/05/2021 - 21:18

The 100-item limit was reached long ago, so I relabeled this as Vol. 1. Will add Vol. 2 soon with all that was left out. Thanks to all of you for contributing.

malucamaluca    Субота, 16/10/2021 - 22:36

Is it a song about LGBT*? Reading the German translation I'd assume it is about feminism.

Stefano8Stefano8    Недеља, 17/10/2021 - 06:29

I think you're right; the change from "me" to "you" across the stanzas confused me; I had assumed they were all directed to the same person.

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