June 1 marks Pride Month 2020, the perfect reason to celebrate all things queercore. Our new APTV video throws some light on artists who have the songs and the swagger to get into your hearts and your playlists. From acoustic whimsy to volume dials that go to 12, these artists are here and queer and you better get used to it. If you don’t, well you’re missing the party.

The 21st century is finally catching up with the world’s LGBTQIA+ nation. Various factions in the punk, metal and indie underground have readily embraced this community. From Tegan And Sara‘s compelling songcraft to Laura Jane Grace‘s declaration of self as a “true trans-soul rebel” and the completely fearless hardcore of Limp Wrist, the alternative rock world has only gotten stronger with the advent of these voices. As the queercore underground keeps turning up compelling new talent, the world simply feels like a better place. Listening to the artists in this video, we know it sounds pretty damned great. When you think about it, now you can actually listen to a love song without prejudice. How refreshing is that?

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There’s plenty of great music coming from these quarters and it would be a travesty if you missed it. There’s sing-songy pop and some straight-up rock fury that would make Adam Lambert rethink everything. A few of these bands have suspended operations, but that doesn’t make their music any less potent.

The best thing you can do for an artist (well, besides some of these) is to seek out your personal adventures with their music as the soundtrack. We know what it’s like to have your life “saved” by a song. These queercore artists will inspire you to get the life you wanted. Happy Pride Month, everyone.