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Pride Month Songs: The best songs to add to your running playlist

Jul 14, 2023Jul 14, 2023

Save these tunes for your next race, or a training run.

Whether you’re running outside or just hitting the treadmill, good music can often make the difference between a rave run and a blown goal. That's why we’re putting together 90-minute playlists each month chock-full of songs with enough of a beat to keep you moving. For even more tunes, check out our list of the best running songs.

Tie up your laces and put on your favorite running gear because it's June, so that means it's time to celebrate Father's Day, Juneteenth, graduations, Pride Month, and of course, you.

This year's Pride feels all the more important as a wave of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation, discrimination, and violence has swept across America. The first ever Pride in 1970 started at a protest, and unfortunately, today members of the LGBTQ+ community and their supporters are still fighting for various causes. It's a time to make ourselves visible, to speak up for our beliefs, and to stand up to injustice.

In support of Pride Month, our running playlist features the best queer musicians around, each dishing out uptempo jams perfect for a sunny jog, early fall marathon training, or a 5K. But don't be shy, throw this playlist on while driving to a parade, or have it playing during your postrun barbecue. This June, we’re supporting loved ones with everything we got, and we might as well have great music while doing so. If you’re lucky, you'll hit a new PR and have more of a reason to rejoice.

Matthew Huff is a freelance writer and runner, and he is the author of MARATHONER: What to Expect When Training for and Running a Marathon, published by Rizzoli Publications. His writing has appeared in Runner's World and BuzzFeed among others, and he is the cohost of "P.S. You’re Wrong: A Pop Culture Podcast." Originally from Michigan, he now lives and runs in New York City, where he is pursuing a career as an expert chicken tender taster.

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