There’s never been a more important year to celebrate Pride than this one. With the tragedy in Orlando still fresh, festivities happening across the country this month are more than just a celebration of the LBGT community — for many they’re a lifeline.

Pride’s parade floats and dance parties may be soundtracked by glittering pop anthems, but that’s far from the only way LGBT perspectives are articulated in music; think bare-bones folk, jazzy neo-soul and vintage R&B. For our alternate Pride listening guide, we look to music both old and new from groundbreaking young artists.

By no means are these suggestions comprehensive — but let these be a starting point to explore more queer voices in music.

Troye Sivan, Wild feat. Alessia Cara

Bubbling just under the surface of pop stardom, the 21-year-old Sivan landed a breakthrough hit with Youth last year. After getting his start on YouTube, the South African singer-songwriter reached new levels of visibility in 2013 after releasing a video coming out to his online fanbase, who he urged to take action last week in the wake of Orlando. “Use this as a wake-up call to keep going and to keep being loud and proud and to keep trying to encourage tolerance, and love and acceptance in the world,” he told People.

His latest single features another breakthrough voice — a collaboration with Alessia Cara on a reimagined version of his song Wild.

Tegan and Sara, Love You To Death

The Quin twins are are two of the best minds in pop music, period. The sisters’ 2016 album Love You To Death is a triumph, pairing their ambitious synth-pop with thoughtfully subversive narratives about love, queer and straight.

It’s a crime that the duo isn’t ruling the Top 40 charts with their stadium-ready hooks, always off-kilter enough to stay interesting. Unlike the sexually-confused subject of their new single Boyfriend, we don’t want them to stay our little secret — they’re two personalities pop music needs front and center.

 

The Internet, Ego Death

An R&B duo with an un-Google-able name, the Internet’s origin story sometimes seem more well known than their music: the project of Syd tha Kid, an out lesbian previously associated with the controversial rap collective Odd Future, whose frontman Tyler, The Creator drew ire for his use of homophobic slurs.

A half-decade later, the collective has disbanded. And the Internet’s groovy modern soul, heard most recently on their excellent March release Ego Death, more than deserves to stand on its own.

While it’s easy to point to Syd’s status — a queer, WOC music producer, who works behind the boards as well as in front of the mic — as groundbreaking, that’s not what she wants.  “I was like, (expletive), that was not supposed to be about that,” she told TIME in 2015. “I want people to love me for my music.”

Julien Baker, Sprained Ankle

Queer, Christian, Southern; Julien Baker dares you to call her a contradiction. The Tennessee singer/guitarist makes spare, emotional folk music, telling stories about her struggles with religion and acceptance on her debut album Sprained Ankle, released last October.

Pride may be a time of celebration, but as Baker’s rib-aching narratives remind us, stories of triumph aren’t always easy to hear.

Frank Ocean, Channel Orange

Okay, so we still don’t know where Frank’s breathlessly-awaited new album is. But the singer emerged from the shadows this week to release a deeply personal statement about the Orlando tragedy, condemning the attack in the vivid, moving language that drew fans so avidly to his music.

While you wait (and wait, and wait) for his new music, now a year overdue after he teased a July 2015 release date last summer, revisit his breakout album, which still holds up as a modern classic of R&B storytelling.

Want to keep listening? Explore four more of our favorite young songwriters challenging boundaries in gender and sexuality:

Shamir

Christine and the Queens

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