25 Essential LGBTQ Pride Songs

From Sylvester to Perfume Genius to everyone in between, editors pick the most evocative, transformative songs

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Mary Lambert, "She Keeps Me Warm" (2013)

An outspoken lesbian and a Christian, Seattle singer-songwriter Mary Lambert sheds her shame and gets swept away by the ultimate dream girl in "She Keeps Me Warm." Lambert drafted the song from her hook in "Same Love," the 2012 hit single by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. The trio would later make headlines after the 2014 Grammy Awards, where their landmark performance of the song would soundtrack a mass wedding between 33 gay and straight couples. (Not to mention it was officiated by Queen Latifah.) "I'm not crying on Sundays," she sings impassionately – and it feels just like a prayer. –SE

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