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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Robyn, "Dancing on My Own" (2010)

Yes, this historic banger also belongs to Lena Dunham and brilliant Swedish women of all persuasions. But there's something about the picture painted in Robyn's not-so-mini pop masterpiece that's deeply resonant to queer, marginalized people: Its protagonist is at her most rejected, lonely and isolated as she tries not to feel like a freak eyeing an ex with his (or her) new piece at a club. Rather than go home or make a scene, however, this heartbroken heroine does what we all should: Dance alone and for herself. –JR

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