Queer Music of the 1990s

What makes compiling lists of queer music by decades more challenging as we move forward in time is that the number of songs from which to choose keeps increasing greatly. For today’s playlist, I started with a list of several hundred songs by out LGBTQ+ acts or with LGBTQ+ subject matter, from which I whittled it down to the 30 tunes below. I second guess myself a lot. Should three of the first four songs be by straight-identifying acts? Should I include a lightweight novelty number over something by Maria McKee? (I decided yes, though I love Maria.) I didn’t necessarily choose my favorites. Instead I went for songs/acts that were on some level trailblazers. Here they be:

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A Hint Of Mint – Volume 84: LGBTQ Music From 1989 To 1990

This playlist consists of twenty songs performed by artists who fall somewhere under the LGBTQ umbrella. Artists include Indigo Girls, Phranc, 2 Nice Girls, plus all the ones you’d expect.

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A Hint Of Mint – Volume 25: Sports

The World Series is coming up. I think it is, anyway. In honor of this annual event that means something to many people, I wanted to create a playlist of baseball songs, songs that appealed to the LGBTQQISA populations. I came up with one song. I then decided to make this playlist cover all sports. That helped a little. Then I decided to interpret “sports” loosely. Here is the result.

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