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Jesse Saint John Creates His Soundtrack of Pride

Jesse Saint John Creates His Soundtrack of Pride

Jesse Saint John Creates His Soundtrack of Pride

"I lost my virginity to "Heads Will Roll" so I think it’s the gayest song ever."

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We all have those songs that are forever ingrained in our coming-of-age stories. Songs that gave us hope, played during our first kiss, helped us feel fierce, or simply helped us understand ourselves a little bit better. This is oftentimes particularly true for LGBTQ artists.

Throughout the month of June, and only on PRIDE, LGBTQ+ artists are curating and sharing playlists that reflect their formative years—their Soundtracks of Pride

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Jesse Saint John is a pop singer-songwriter who has written for Britney Spears, Lizzo, Camila Cabello, Charli XCX, and Sia.

"I came out around 2010 which is pretty late," Saint John told PRIDE. "I had a lot of internalized homophobia and I dealt with a lot of bullying (I know I’m not unique, haha). So my playlist has a lot of anger, but also cockiness cuz I was finally owning a huge part of myself. Also, I lost my virginity to "Heads Will Roll" so I think it’s the gayest song ever."

Check out Jesse's playlist below!

And for the rest of the Soundtracks of Pride series, click here. Jesse Saint John's new EP, don't stop dancing. life gets sad., is out now!

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Taylor Henderson

Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one! 

Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one!