mixtape #78 celebrates pride month with the reminder that stonewall was a riot

June 1, 2021

It is impossible to celebrate Pride Month without celebrating these 3 facts: there would be no rock without Black queer icons like Little Richard, there would be no punk without Black queer icons like Vaginal Davis, and Stonewall was a riot. This month’s mix collects the artists whose liberation reaches the maximum decibel level and holds nothing back. From Little Richard on down to Anjimile, the history of punk rock is the history of Black queer liberation.