TeachRock’s weekly playlist series continues, and this week we are paying tribute to Pride Month! In one of our newest Distance Learning Packs, “Y’all Better Quiet Down”: Black and Latinx LGBTQ+ Pioneers” students are introduced to Black and Latinx activist and creative pioneers of the Gay Liberation movement including Stormé DeLarverie, Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, and groundbreaking recording artist, Sylvester.
This is a 21st century playlist. The visionaries named above paved the way for artists such as Frank Ocean, Janelle Monáe, Sam Smith, The Internet, Clairo, and Robyn to live full lives in a very different world than the one that existed before the Stonewall Rebellion. While there is a song for everyone on this playlist, younger listeners will likely find some of their favorite artists included.
Let’s celebrate Pride Month together by supporting these artists and enjoying their music.
Check out this week’s Pride Playlist HERE!