With the Toronto Pride Parade kicking off June 1st, New York City Pride on the 14th, and San Francisco Pride on the 23rd, what better way to bring in the month than a celebration of some of the most talented artists in hip hop today, who also happen to identify as LGBTQ+? Despite how they may be labelled, ‘LGBT rappers’ do not fit into one style or sound. The music on this lists ranges across many subgenres of hip hop and R&B. The diversity of artists on this list, from iLoveMakonnen to Janelle Monae to Big Freedia, is meant to exemplify how ‘LGBT rappers’ cannot be boxed into a single category of music. The list was kept to 12 artists for the sake of brevity, but definitely be sure to also check out Taylor Bennett, Dai Burger, Zebra Katz, Cakes Da Killa, Angel Haze, TT The Artist and the countless other LGBT artists making waves in hip hop right now.