6 Celebs Share Their Pride Anthems

What's on Adam Rippon and Gus Kentworthy's Pride playlist?

The 2018 TrevorLIVE New York gala saw a slew of A-listers coming together to raise money for The Trevor Project on Monday night at Cipriani Wall Street.

The sold-out celebratory evening, hosted by Olympians Adam Rippon and Gus Kenworthy, helped to raise over $2 million the country’s largest nonprofit crisis intervention and suicide prevention organization focused on LGBTQ youth. The event also honored Master of None writer and actress Lena Waithe, Love, Simon director Greg Berlanti, and McKinsey & Company management executive Dominic Barton.

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In honor of Pride Month, NewNowNext caught up with a handful of the celebs to ask them the tough questions like: “What’s your Pride anthem?”

Here are six of our favorites.

  1. Adam Rippon, Olympian

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    “I have so many! Rita Ora, Dua Lipa. I’m still quite obsessed with “New Rules.”

  2. Gus Kenworthy, Olympian

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    “Well, the first song that comes to mind is Carly Rae Jepsen’s ’Cut To The Feeling’ for sure. But, of course, I have Britney [Spears] on my playlist. ’Gimme More!'”

  3. Carmen Carrera, Drag Superstar, RuPaul’s Drag Race

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    “I actually curated a Spotify playlist in honor of the Latino LGBTQ community. There’s Jennifer Lopez ’Dinero,’ Cardi B’s ’I Like It,’ and a bunch more.”

  4. Justin Simien, Creator, Dear White People

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    “My Pride playlist is always going. Between Donna Summer, Madonna, and Prince, it’s always going. But I have a new playlist I made called ’Dirty Computer 1985.’ It’s the new Janelle Monáe Dirty Computer album and all the 80s influences that it reminds me of.”

  5. Natasha Lyonne, Actress, Orange Is The New Black

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    “’We Are Family’ is the first song that comes to mind. It just feels good, and it’s all about people coming together.”

  6. Ryan Jamaal Swain, Actor, Pose

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    “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” “Running Up Hill,” our show is set in the 80s, so I’m really into our playlist right now. It’s exciting to see people connect with our show through the music.”

Lamar Dawson is a pop culture junkie and pop diva addict living in Manhattan. Follow him on everything @dirrtykingofpop.
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