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It’s Pride Month! And what better way to express our love for the LGBTQ community than with a perfectly curated list of some of the best queer love stories in the alternative scene?
"ISLAND" — COHEED AND CAMBRIA
Progressive rockers C&C top our list with a video that challenges Warner Bros. for best adaptation of Batman V Superman (which, to be honest, isn’t hard to beat). This adorable vid follows two Times Square mascots and their secret romance, bringing dark and light together.
"GHOST" — HALSEY
Set in Tokyo, this neon-tinged electro ballad displays a sexy love affair between two young women in pastel wigs. Halsey, who is openly bisexual, was said to be satisfied with this second video for “Ghost.” The first version was narrating a hotel room fight between a boyfriend and girlfriend.
"TRUE TRANS SOUL REBEL" — LAURA JANE GRACE & MILEY CYRUS
Laura Jane Grace, known as frontwoman of punk band Against Me!, performs with singer Miley Cyrus in this wholesome, feel-good backyard session. Grace, who came out as a transgender woman in 2012, is all smiles as she strums on acoustic guitar next to her pop star pal. You go, girls!
"CAN'T BE SAVED" — SENSES FAIL
Many will remember this song from Guitar Hero 3, but the music video carries a deeper meaning than what one may notice at first. Frontman Buddy Nielsen has always been supportive of the LGBTQ community and the band have even sold signature "Queer Hardcore" t-shirts on tour.
"FIRE ESCAPE" — LOVE, ROBOT
You may recognize lead singer Alexa San Roman as the ex-girlfriend of PVRIS frontwoman Lynn Gunn, both of whom are openly gay. Regardless, Love, Robot can rock all on their own with this emotional rock ballad, describing a tumultuous love between two women.
"AM I PRETTY?" — THE MAINE
For those of us who have struggled with our pasts, it can sometimes be a long journey to build up our confidence again. In this video, Southwest rockers the Maine tell us it’s okay to feel self-doubt, showcasing stories from LGBTQ people and others alike.