Our first playlist for The Queerblr’s June Pride Party Playlist is highlighting ten LGBTQ+ black artists. We hope that you find some artists you haven’t heard of, enjoy what you hear, and go support them! In the descriptions below, we’ve chosen to use gender neutral terms for all of the artists to ensure that no one is mis-gendered (now or in the future).
For the month of June, The Queerblr will be posting a weekly “Pride Party Playlist” to feature as many queer musical artists as we can!
As soon as Gentleman Jack was announced my Tumblr feed went ablaze with a new lesbian character for the site to swoon over. And swoon they did. Hard. To the point where I was convinced that I should watch the show, too. It had everything I enjoyed in visual media – it was a period drama with a fantastic cast, and excellent music score, and queer women. What wasn’t there to like?
Depart, Depart! is an unapologetically queer cli-fi touching on the very real potential of our current climate crisis in a this-shit-could-happen-in-the-near-future plot while showcasing the hate and discrimination LGBTQA+ folks deal with even during natural disasters.
A Share in a Secret is the fifth installment in Jude Tresswell’s County Durham Quad fictional crime serial. The book is unapologetically queer, staring five queer men in a polyamorous relationship, one of which who is asexual.
I picked An Unnatural Vice, by K.J. Charles up after seeing it recommended on Twitter and I’m glad I did. An Unnatural Vice has a strong enemies-to-lovers romance that I couldn’t resist.
Today is another repeat author review where we’re going to revisit Jae and her woman loving woman romance that is also a love letter to brick and mortar stationery stores, Paper Love. Paper Love is cute, relaxed, and for me, a bit anti-climactic.
Never thought I’d be rooting for a ruthless assassin who artfully kills her targets, yet, Requiem for Immortals had me doing just that.
This week on The Queerblr’s repeat author review is Sunsets and Shades, by Erica Lee. Sunsets and Shades is a book that will take you and your heart on an emotional journey as Kinsley Scott and Grace Harper figure out each other and, in turn, themselves.