Renowned songs such as Born this Way by Lady Gaga, Freedom! '90 by George Michael and I'm Coming Out by Diana Ross have been emblematic anthems in the LGBTQ community for years.
There are, however, many other empowering songs that are about or make reference to gay men, lesbians, or same-sex love.
In honor of Pride Month, which takes place the whole month of June, here are some songs you probably didn't know were about the LGBTQ community.
1. Te Amo by Rihanna
"Te amo, te amo, she says to me. I hear the pain in her voice," Rihanna sings in her 2010 song Te Amo. In the official music video, Riri is getting it on with another woman.
2. Poker Face byLady Gaga
According to Advocate, Lady Gaga's Poker Face is about "having relations with a man while thinking about a woman."
3. No Tiene La Culpa by Romeo Santos
Romeo Santos' sexuality has been questioned many times. Although the bachata crooner keeps his love life private, he did drop a song called No Tiene La Culpa (It's Not Their Fault) in support of the LGBTQ community.
4. Forrest Gump by Frank Ocean
Hip Hop artist Frank Ocean came out in 2012. In his song Forrest Gump, he sings about his feelings towards men.
5. She Keeps Me Warm byMary Lambert
Mary Lambert co-wrote and is featured in Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' track, Same Love. Part of that song came from her song She Keeps Me Warm, a tune about a woman who falls for another woman.
6. Diplomat's Son by Vampire Weekend
According to Out, this song is about a same-sex couple. "The producer describes the new track Diplomats Son as a six-minute dancehall song about a gay relationship and says that he likes the idea of just sitting back and seeing how listeners interpret it," notes the site.
7. El Gran Varon by Willie Colon
You might catch many Latinos dancing this salsa song at parties, but if you pay close attention to the lyrics, it's actually really sad. El Gran Varon tells the story of a gay man who is not accepted by his family and society.
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