Love Songs by Queer Artists

To celebrate Pride, some of the COOL HUNTING team's favorite tunes by LGBTQ+ musicians

To celebrate Pride and all versions of love—romantic, platonic, familial, quiet, loud, playful, secret, spiritual, enduring—COOL HUNTING’s editorial team assembled a playlist. Eschewing gay anthems for love songs, the selections are by some of our favorite contemporary queer artists. Spanning genres and defying categories, every track is imbued with emotion—whether it’s about a brief dance floor romance or a transformative relationship. From Raveena and Troye …

Pride Detrola 43MM

In the rigidly traditional and often concretely gendered watch industry, an all-gender timepiece for Pride—that is more than an existing model with a rainbow flag strap—comes as a breath of fresh air. This year, Detroit’s Shinola introduces their Pride Detrola 43mm, a dynamic Quartz watch with a translucent case, mirrored dial and an exposed caseback that includes a subtle rainbow accent. To accompany the limited …

Poetry Books by LGBTQ+ Writers

Political, personal and powerful books by queer poets

This Pride, rather than inundate readers with products and merch to buy, we’re focusing on organizations dedicated to the LGBTQ+ community as well as the tremendous (and countless) contributions that LGBTQ+ individuals have made to the world—be it through art, activism or beyond. Here, we call contemporary poetry to attention. While it would be remiss not to mention talents like Pat Parker, June Jordan, Audre …