Spotify Celebrates LGBT Community With Pride Playlists

The Scissor Sisters, iLoveMakonnen, and Troye Sivan have all contributed playlists.

Traveling far and wide to celebrate Pride? This year, Spotify has crafted Pride-themed playlists so you don't have to.

The site's Pride hub includes artist-curated mixes, as well as ones with themes like "Disco Fever," "Black, Queer and Proud," "Transcend," and "Pride Classics," plus queer podcasts like Nancy and What's the Tee?. Perfume Genius, Scissor Sisters, iLoveMakonnen, Charlotte Day Wilson, Rufus Wainwright, Troye Sivan, and Grizzly Bear front man Ed Droste are among those who contributed playlists, as did spoken word artist Alok Vaid-Menon, Olympic diver Tom Daley, Bob the Drag Queen, and YouTuber Tyler Oakley.

Spotify has also added animated clips narrated by queer and ally stars like Miley Cyrus, Troye Sivan, and Halsey, that highlight key moments and issues in LGBT history, from the Stonewall Riots to so-called "bathroom bills."

"We're a platform that encourages expression, art, creativity," Dave Rocco, Spotify's openly gay head of artist marketing, told Billboard. "And we really stand behind the individuality of artists and the community we service. It's a no-brainer for us, to be honest."

"We have to be a part of the conversation, with our voice and amplifying the voices of the artists in the community," he added. "We want to support this."

Stream the Pride playlist series on Spotify.

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