“Hear My Voice” by Celeste tells the story of what was intended to be a peaceful protest at the 1968 Democratic National Convention that turned into a violent clash with police and the National Guard. Celeste’s angelic yet powerful voice is demonstrated through her lyrics “Hear my voice, hear my dreams. Let us make a world, in which I believe. “You may think I won’t be heard – Still I raise this hand, spread this word.” Such a poignant message that still resonates so loudly today. And yes, the whole world IS watching.
It also the soundtrack from The Trial of The Chicago 7 – now screening on Netflix http://www.netflix.com/thetrialofthec…
“Show Them the Way” by the legendary Stevie Nicks describes her new song as “nonpartisan” and “a prayer.” Ironically, Nicks wrote the lyrics for this song exactly three election cycles ago based on a dream. The video vividly illustrates a parallel universe between Martin Luther King Jr, the civil rights movement, and the Kennedys – to 9/11, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, COVID 19, and the Black Lives Matter movement. The video concludes with the word “Vote” and a sign that says “November is Coming” – leaving a powerful message that this year’s election and the injustices that we still continue to face, are weighing heavily on our minds.
The iconic and long-time LGBTQ activist and ally Cyndi Lauper released a new video from her 1983 hit single “Time After Time” in honor of National Coming Out Day which was on Sunday October 11th. The animated lyric video features a medley that celebrates queer love and identity with diverse, inclusive representation. Lauper and her nonprofit organization True Colors United also launched their #ShowYourTrueColors campaign. Collaborating with TikTok, the new campaign encourages young people to share their stories, coming out or otherwise, to help raise awareness for LGBTQ issues. Thank you Cyndi for your continued support and advocacy for the queer community!
The song “Malibu” by Kim Petras dropped at the beginning of May 2020 and quickly became this summer’s gay anthem – but since Fall has quickly approached and the winter is near, listening to this catchy pop sun drenched beach song gives life and longing for those hot summer days. With guest appearances in her video by Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness and the incomparable singer and songwriter Todrick Hall – Malibu will leave you reminiscing about your hot summer fling and fierce sun kissed skin, surely to be continued in 2021.
|Queerguru Contributor Allison Ananis is a graduate of Bowdoin College and also holds a Master of Public Administration from Suffolk University. Currently she works in Health and Human Services in Boston where she also resides with her wife Meg. Weekends are spent in Provincetown where her incessant playing of her eclectic choice of music very loudly brought her to the attention of Queerguru’s Editor .|