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Back when I was a young, closeted lesbian, I would spend endless nights listening to love songs about unrequited love, girl crushes, and pick out the lyrics that were the most heartbreaking or romantic. A funny story: When Chia and I first started dating, during our first Christmas holiday together, we got each other the same exact "music-related" gift! You can read the full comic about how it unfolded here. Also known as "Lesbian Jesus", Hayley Kiyoko's catchy song about girls liking girls and how she's not sorry if she's gonna steal the thunder from all the boys is spot on. Girls like girls like boys do, nothing new.
Here are our favourites, in no particular order. It was an MTV regular and the first overtly queer girl song to hit high on the national charts.
Its infinitely catchy chorus is affirming and fun, more so than that other song of the same name. All she has to do is play the first few notes of that familiar guitar riff and we start sweating. Light the fire and pour the chilled Chabli.
Clearly, there were no lesbians in charge. So many of us would be happy to bring her water—or anything she wants. We can always count on Difranco to tell us the truth. From her debut solo effort Scream.
Back when it was much more dangerous, Williamson sang this gentle ballad about loving a woman. It still makes us swoon. This beautiful ballad is from her self-titled release.
Lots of us have. Well, we like that one too, especially if you know someone who needs, um, instruction.
There are lots of cover tunes that turn into something else with a woman singer. Jamie Anderson takes us on a trip down lesbian love lane by revisiting some of the greatest lesbian love songs ever written.
Jill Sobule 2. Alix Dobkin 3. Melissa Ferrick 4.
Doria Roberts 5. Joan Armatrading 6. Melissa Etheridge 8.
Ani Difranco 9. Sarah Bettens Cris Williamson Ferron Nedra Johnson Lucie Blue Tremblay The Butchies God-Des and She Joan Jett Indigo Girls