"Don't be a drag, just be a queen."
Pride Month serves several purposes: it's a time to reflect on all that the LGBTQ community has achieved in the fight for equality—and 2019 is quite special as we honor the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. (Before marching, brush up on the meaning of the Pride flag). In addition, Pride is also a time to celebrate love in all forms. And while we're at it, it's true that every party requires a good playlist packed with songs that capture the loving spirit of the season.
So what does it take for a song to become a Pride anthem? It needs to resonate with the community before it can be embraced. In the decades since the Stonewall movement, songs like Diana Ross's "I'm Coming Out" and Christina Aguilera's "Beautiful," not to mention Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" and RuPaul's "Sissy That Walk," have made queer people feel seen. Add these to your device and get ready to dance.