June 1: Only love can soothe that beast…“Love Will Come To You” by Emily Saliers and Indigo Girls. Happy Birthday to Colleen Cooney, Ellen Hardy, Sarah Kochanski, Laura Curley Pendergast & Lesli Shapiro! Also, let’s kick off LGBTQIA MONTH with love, insights, strength and a safe place for all. For more information on Westport Pride and a list of Pride Month events, visit https://linktr.ee/Westportpride. LYRICS & CHORDS SPOTIFY
June 2: Love is patient, love is kind… “Same Love” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Mary Lambert. OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO LYRICS & CHORDS SPOTIFY It’s LGBTQIA MONTH; for more information on Westport Pride and a list of Pride Month events, visit https://linktr.ee/Westportpride.
June 3: What do they know about this love, anyway… “Come To My Window” by Melissa Etheridge. LYRICS & SONGFACTS SPOTIFY Check out the Rolling Stone list of 25 Essential LGBTQ Pride Songs.
June 4: Don’t go for second best, baby… “Express Yourself” written (with Stephen Bray) & sung by Madonna LYRICS & SONGFACTS SPOTIFY Live at the MTV Awards Thanks to GFS’ own DJ Mo and Duggy Fresh for the inspiration and the great PRIDE/DEI SPOTIFY PLAYLIST.
June 5: Play the fiddle with #pride….“Thank God I’m A Country Boy” by John Denver plus a live performance version by the Denver Gay Men’s Chorus. LYRICS & SONGFACTS SPOTIFY Please consider supporting The Trevor Project, fighting to defend LGBTQIA Youth.
June 8: I couldn’t aspire to anything higher… “I Wanna Be Loved By You” written by Herbert Stothart and Harry Ruby and sung by Marilyn Monroe. Happy Birthday to Dodo Bacharach! LYRICS SONG HISTORY SPOTIFY Read: How Marilyn Monroe Became A Trailblazing Gay Icon
June 9: I’m just sayin’… “How Bad Can I Be?” from The Lorax sung by Ed Helms. Watch THIS CLIP from the movie. Happy Birthday and thanks for the song suggestion to my beautiful niece Sophia Sherman, who is the polar opposite of bad. xo #PRIDE LYRICS & CHORDS SPOTIFY
June 10: Take care of me… Holy as the sunrise… “Stronger” by Raveena. LYRICS SPOTIFY Happy Birthday to Maura Keating Hirschler and Sharon Freeman! SONG HISTORY SPOTIFY 12 Uplifting Songs from Queer Asian Musicians
June 12: Qué pasó? Here I go! “It Won’t Be Long Now” from In The Heights sung by Karen Olivo & Robin de Jesus by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Thanks to Emily for the song suggestion (we’re loving PLP, btw) xoxo LYRICS SPOTIFY
June 14: There are many ways to live… “Go West” by Pet Shop Boys (written by Jacques Morali, Henri Belolo and Victor Willis and originally performed by Village People). Thanks to the Bobs for the song suggestion; you’re right – we’re dancing. #pride Happy Birthday to Ashley Frisinger, Ryan Shea, Marissa Zeitlan and Suzanne Urban. OFFICIAL PET SHOP BOYS VIDEO. ORIGINAL VILLAGE PEOPLE VIDEO. LYRICS & SONGFACTS SONG HISTORY SPOTIFY
June 15: It’s my life that I want to have pride in… “I Am What I Am” from La Cage Aux Folles (music and lyrics by Jerry Herman; book by Harvey Fierstein) and sung by Gloria Gaynor. Check out this performance by George Hearn. It’s “You Be You” day at the Westport Elementary Schools; “What Makes YOU Shine?”. Thanks, again, to the Bobs for the song suggestion and to Julie & Tom for asking. Happy Birthday to Justin Heller, Steve Dodd, Paula Harvey and Kurt Anderson! KARAOKE VERSION LYRICS & CHORDS SONG HISTORY SPOTIFY
June 20: Always be who you are… “No Matter What” by Calum Scott. Happy Father’s Day and thank you to all adults who have made it crystal clear to their children that they love them no matter what. Happy Birthday to Mary Ellen Barry and Happy Anniversary to Russell & Lisa! xoxo LYRICS & CHORDS SONG HISTORY SPOTIFY
June 21: Come along and have a ball… “Summertime, Summertime” by The Jamies (written by Tom Jameson & Sherm Feller). (Lyric video made by SingDaily!) It’s the first day of summer and “Make Music Day”. Happy Birthday to Alisyn Camerota! LYRICS & CHORDS SONG HISTORY
June 22: I know you really want to be your own girl… “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” by Tom Petty and Mike Campbell and sung by Stevie Nicks in honor of Beth Heroux. LYRICS & SONGFACTS SONG HISTORY SPOTIFY
June 23: Like the stars miss the sun in the morning skies… “Summertime Sadness” by Lana Del Ray & Rick Nowels and performed by Hildegard Von Blingin’. Happy Birthday to Chrissy Brennan, Brianne Chasanoff, Ann Mueller & Jen Purdy. ORIGINAL SONG LYRICS & SONGFACTS SPOTIFY
June 24: Check out the wheels a-turnin’… “The Groove Line” written by Rod Temperton and performed by Heatwave. Thanks to Jen Dowd for the song suggestion and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! LYRICS & CHORDS SONG HISTORY SPOTIFY
June 26: If you love me, too… “(What A) Wonderful World” sung by Sam Cooke and written by Sam Cooke, Lou Adler and Herb Alpert and released in 1960, the same year Ruthie & Larry got married: happy anniversary! LYRICS & SONGFACTS SONG HISTORY SPOTIFY
June 28: I could be a morning sunrise all the time… “She Keeps Me Warm” by Mary Lambert. Yes, I posted “Same Love”, which samples this song on June 2, but felt that this song needed its own SOTD. Don’t you agree? LYRICS & CHORDS SPOTIFY
June 29: They’re all made out of ticky-tacky and they all look just the same… “Little Boxes” by Malvina Reynolds and performed by Sniffy Dog featuring Adrienne Stiefel. Check out the versions by Malvina Reynolds and Walk Off The Earth; I can’t decide which is my favorite; you? Thanks, again, to the Bobs for the song suggestion! LYRICS & CHORDS SONGFACTS SPOTIFY
June 30: There’s so much more to me… “I’m Coming Out” sung by Diana Ross (written by Bernard Edwards and Westporter Nile Rodgers) It may be the last day of Pride month, but it’s not the last day to be proud of who you are. Need help? Please reach out: firstname.lastname@example.org or The Trevor Project. Thank you to Brian McGunigle, Kelly Konstanty and the folks at Westport Pride for the wonderful celebrations. LYRICS & SONGFACTS CHORDS SPOTIFY
- Celebrating LGBTQIA Month with Kids (from parents.com)
Songs for LGBTQIA Month (parental advisory suggested)
- Gay Anthems