Pride month at its core is about celebrating and expressing yourself while breaking boundaries and barriers. Music has played an incredibly important role in the gay rights movement, and several  LGBTQIA2S+ artists have broken the existing barriers to mainstream acceptance in recent years. Their music has significantly helped LGBTQ+ fans find their voice and express themselves as well as unite people of all kinds. One of the best way to celebrate pride and these artists is through karaoke!

Here are five iconic Karaoke songs you can sing your heart out to this pride month:

1. Lady Gaga – Born This Way

Lady Gaga has been a truly outspoken member of the LGBTQ+ community. Born This Way has truly become an anthem for pride month. The song is all about self-acceptance and being your true self. Not to mention it is a high energy song that cane liven up any party. Sing Lady Gaga – Born This Way karaoke.

2. Queen – I Want to Break Free

Headed by iconic singer Freddie Mercury, Queen's songs, styling, and performances continually challenged gender norms of the time. So it is no surprise many of their songs became pride anthems. I Want to Break free is one such song that pushes such norms, with Freddie performing in drag for the music video. I Want to Break Free encourages people to pursue their own personal freedom and show the real person they are without fear. Sing Queen – I Want to Break Free karaoke.

3. Lil Nas X – Montero (Call Me by Your Name)

In recent years, Lil Nas X  has exploded in popularity. As a black, gay artist who openly discusses his sexuality in his music, he has been quite ground breaking. Montero (Call Me by Your Name) is a song dedicated to his younger self. In a letter to himself , Lil Nas X states:

"I know we promised to never come out publicly, I know we promised to never be 'that' type of gay person, I know we promised to die with the secret, but this will open doors for many other queer people to simply exist."

The song perfectly reflects the self-struggle and societal pressure faced by many individuals. Sing Lil Nas X – Montero (Call Me by Your Name) karaoke.  

4. Tegan and Sara – Closer

Tegan and Sara are a Canadian indie-pop duo have seen mainstream success with many of their songs. They are advocates for LGBTQ issue and have even won the title of Outstanding Music Artist for their music and service to the community at the GLAAD Media Awards.

The song Closer is all about the anticipation about a relation that may happen and the build up to it. One thing stands out in the song: it's not a sin to admit your feelings to the person you love. Closer ended up as a club anthem reaching #1 on the dance pop charts. Sing Tegan and Sara – Closer karaoke.

5. Miley Cyrus – We Can't Stop

Miley Cyrus has grown to be a true activist for the LGBTQ+ community. As a pansexual artist she has famously promoted a variety of drag queens and other LGBTQ+ performers in her music and performances. We Can't Stop is a great song to express your emotions during pride month. You got to be who you are, and no one should stop you. As Miley Cyrus notes, you can't be who you wish to be if you care so much about what people say about you. Sing Miley Cryus – We Can't Stop karaoke.

The Bottom Line

Pride month is a great opportunity to express your emotions and celebrate and support the LGBTQ+ community through karaoke music. If you need some extra inspiration check out our Pride Playlist for even more karaoke.