04/11/2012 08:44 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Spotify Embeddable Player Launched, First Gay Voices Playlist Features 23 LGBT Artists

Today the beloved music streaming service Spotify expands its already massive reach with the launch of its first embeddable player.

The editors of Gay Voices are huge music lovers and to celebrate the occasion, we've created a playlist of 23 of our favorite LGBT artists. From indie artists like Xiu Xiu and Jessica 6 to more established musicians like George Michael and Melissa Etheridge, these are 23 of the LGBT artists that we rely on to get us through our workdays and to help us unwind -- or party -- on the weekends. Enjoy some of the classic cuts below and maybe you'll discover a few new favorites of your own.

We'd also love to hear who your favorite LGBT artists are and and then feature them in a Gay Voices reader-generated playlist sometime in the near future. Leave a comment below or tweet us using #GayVoicesTunes and then check back to listen to the musical fruits of your labor.