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The Ultimate Latin Playlist to Celebrate International LGBT Pride Day

It’s International LGBT Pride Day (June 28th), and to celebrate, we have created a playlist with great music from LGBTQ artists who have broken barriers and conventions, paving the way for others to present themselves to the world as they are.

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With songs like “FruityBoy” by Villano Antillano (from their new album Miss Misogyny, released Thursday); “Nonbinary” by Arca; “MADRE” by Young Miko; and “Rubi” by Pabllo Vittar, to name a few, the playlist encompasses both emerging and established artists from various nationalities and musical genres who have raised awareness with their art.

International LGBT Pride Day commemorates the 1969 Stonewall Riots, a series of protests against a police raid that took place in the early hours of June 28 that year at the Stonewall Inn pub in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village — often cited as the first time the LGBTQ+ community fought against a system that persecuted them in the U.S. It is celebrated to reaffirm pride in sexual orientations and gender identities that have traditionally been marginalized and suppressed, and to make the community’s presence visible in society.

In the music industry, Ricky Martin was one of the first mainstream Latin stars to come out. “I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man,” he expressed in an open letter on his website in 2010. Since then, many other artists have not only spoken openly about their sexual orientation or identity, but released music that celebrates the LGBTQ community.

The titles on our playlist, which also include “Mi Secreto” by Kany García, “Dime Precioso” by Álex Anwandter, and “La Isla de los Lesbos” by Javier Mena, are a representation of that. Listen to all 21 songs below.

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