Coffee Break: Songs in support of the LGBTQ+ community -
Coffee Break: Songs in support of the LGBTQ+ community
November is Transgender Awareness Month, a time to honor, celebrate, and advocate for the transgender and gender diverse community. Transgender Awareness Month culminates with the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance. Each year on November 20, LGBTQIA+ people everywhere pause to remember and mourn the lives we’ve lost to transphobic violence. After the tragic event that took place at Club Q in Colorado Springs Saturday night, this is more relevant than ever.
Meanwhile in Qatar, several World Cup teams were ready to take a stand against LGBTQ+ discrimination until FIFA took a stand against them. The captains of seven European countries were prepared to sport rainbow "One Love" arm bands during their opening matches of the World Cup. The bands are a protest against anti-LGBTQ+ discrimination laws in the host nation of Qatar. Before kickoff, FIFA said any player who wore the band would get a yellow card. The move by FIFA has left many professional players torn.
These events remind us how important it is to recognize and amplify the voices of those in the LGBTQ+ community. Let’s show our support for activism, allyship, positive change, and love for our community. For today’s 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear to show support for the LGBTQ+ community?
Respond with your song ideas in the comments below.
Bronski Beat – Smalltown Boy
The Suburbs – Love Is The Law
Hercules and Love Affair – Blind
David Bowie – Heroes
Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues
U2 – One
Elton John – I’m Still Standing (Bonus Track!)