Aug 19, 2021

gigmit PRIDE Playlist: A Space For Open Listening


PRIDE is a very meaningful and multifaceted idea. It simultaneously addresses fundamental social issues and individual experiences for all of its community members. For this reason we would like to share some meaningful testimonials from the artists that were selected for this playlist. We asked them what PRIDE represents to them and how being a part of the LGBTQIA+ community has impacted their artistic career.

Artists’ Music and Quotes

Our playlist is meant to be a safe space for expression, conversation, and more importantly listening.



“Pride is very important for me as a queer artist, and of course being female. Being part of a community of other

likeminded LGBTQIA+ helps me feel in a safe space and surrounded by those who constantly inspire me!

It has helped me grow as a DJ and a person.”

Discover and Book HERBERTA on gigmit here.


“We live in Russia and it is not customary for us to expand on these issues, however, it is just a part of our life, such as

eating or sleeping. A huge role – there are LGBTQ + representatives in our team, without whom our existence

would be simply impossible. Thank you for paying attention to us! Have a nice day.”

Discover and Book AUNT TABBY on gigmit here.


“I have had the most honest and supporting community that always has my back. Its something I greatly appreciate.”

Discover and Book MARY KEEY on gigmit here.


“When I came to London twenty years ago, I learned about PRIDE. For me, it was a new world.

I remember the feeling of goosebumps all over my body. For first time in my life I felt proud

of being who I am. Being part of the LGBTQIA+ community has not affected really my artistic career.

I have learned that inclusion and tolerance work both ways.”

Discover and Book DPM on gigmit here.


“Pride for me represents the freedom and social acceptence to be who I am, attract to who I attract to, love who I love.

I’m pansexual and A-gender. I had bad experiences with people not believing me, or not wanting to understand.

Being proud of it means accepting who I am, and feel free to love people of all genders / no genders.”

Discover and Book SKALY on gigmit here.


“Being part of the LGBTQIA+ community has had a big impact on my career and my music, especially these last

couple of years and mostly thanks to drag. I have realized being part of the queer community gave me much more

freedom and room to play with the stories I am telling in my songs, but also visually both in the costumes that

I wear and the way I move on stage. I have realized it allows us to connect and empathize and ultimately understand

such a large range of people and that is truly inspiring. As I said earlier, I believe we need to celebrate our own and

one another individualities to get rid of any virtual boundaries that we see between people (country of origin, ethnicity,

gender, social status, spiritual beliefs, …), and I feel the LGBTQIA+ is and has become more and more a safe space

for individuals to express their own unique self.”

Discover and Book S.A.C.H.A. on gigmit here.


“For me Pride represents a time to remember those who fought for the rights of our LGBTQIA+ community in the past.

There is still a lot of work to do around the world to protect our community, Pride is not just a celebration of being

authentic and true to ourselves. It’s also time to remind to the world that we deserve to be treated with love and

dignity as any other human being.”

Discover and Book CHRISTIAN CORSI on gigmit here.


“To me, pride represents being comfortable as myself with people around me. Pride represents taking part in a community

where people excluded from society’s standards can gather. Being a part of the LGBTQIA+ community has impacted my

artist career in many ways. A majority of people in my fan base are in the community, which means we all have that

one thing in common. I am not out to anyone in my family yet, but being only 15 and having thousands of people

who can relate definitely helps. I have several songs that are saved in my drafts, but I can’t put out just because

of fear of criticism and judgement. I am still getting used to the music industry, but in the near future I hope

to be even more comfortable around my family and just show the world who I am.

Music is for all people, it brings all people together.”

Discover and Book V!CTORIA on gigmit here.


“Pride and the LGBTQIA+ community represents to me self-affirmation, dignity, equality, and freedom.”

Discover and Book SOL OKARINA on gigmit here.


“As a bisexual individual, Pride, for me, represents the evolution of not being allowed to be gay and

being punished for it, to now us celebrating it whoever likes it or not.

Being part of the LGBTQIA+ has impacted my career as an artist positively.

I think people knowing I’m open to everyone influences people to want to listen and get to know me.”

Discover and Book MNDAY on gigmit here.



Here’s a list of organisations helping the LGBTQIA+ community in the music industry:

  1. BFTA Collective
  2. LARA
  3. Community Bread
  5. Color of Music Collective

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