9:30 Coffee Break: Artists who rock with Pride

The Current celebrates Pride Weekend
The Current celebrates Pride Weekend (MPR)

Today marks the beginning of Twin Cities Pride Weekend, with a number of events kicking off the festivities, including the Uptown Pride Block Party at Bryant-Lake Bowl tonight, as well as the Grown and Sexy Pride show tonight at First Avenue. And be sure to listen to The Current later today from 4 to 6 p.m., as Mark Wheat spins your Pride Party Anthems.

In honor of Twin Cities Pride, let's join in the celebrations by spinning those artists who rock with Pride — be they LGBTQ artists or artists who are LGBTQ allies.

UPDATE: As we were taking your requests, this breaking news came in: Supreme Court declares same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states

So for today's Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that are by artists who rock with Pride? Send us your requests.

Songs Played


The Suburbs "Love is the Law"
Elton John "Tiny Dancer"
Sleater-Kinney "Good Things"
Rufus Wainwright "Release the Stars"
Brandi Carlile "Dreams"
Judas Priest "Livin' After Midnight"

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  • Request your Pride Party Anthems Pride Weekend in the Twin Cities is coming up, and The Current has your soundtrack. We're featuring Songs with Pride all weekend long. What do you want to hear? Let us know.
  • Supreme Court declares same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states In a 5-4 ruling, the justices said the 14th Amendment requires states to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. "The history of marriage is one of both continuity and change," the court wrote in its opinion.

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