Pride Month is an annual celebration that occurs every June for the LGBTQ+ community and the LGBTQ+ rights movement. Cities all over the United States have pride marches and celebrations to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and promote values of love and acceptance. For this Pride month, Billboard asked many musicians to write love letters to the LGBTQ+ community. Some musicians who wrote letters include: Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Rupaul, Elton John, Barbra Streisand, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Willams, Cupcakke, and many more.
One letter that stood out was that of Britney Spears. Spears’s letter was the only letter to be handwritten. Spears has always been known for having a large and loyal LGBTQ+ fan base. Spears shows her appreciation to her LGBTQ+ fans in her letter saying,
“This is my letter of love to all my LGBTQ fans. Continuously throughout my career, you’ve always been so vocal about what a positive impact I’ve had on you — that I’ve instilled joy, hope and love in you at times when there was none. That my music is an inspiration. That my story gives you hope. But I have a secret to share with you. You see, it’s actually you that lifts me up. The unwavering loyalty. the lack of judgment. The unapologetic truth. Acceptance! Your stories are what inspire me, bring me joy and make me and my sons strive to be better people. I love you.”.
Rapper, CupcakKe has been an active supporter of the LGBTQ+ community. Recently Cupcakke released a song and video called “LGBT” which shows her acceptance of the community. In her letter, CupcakKe recounts when a fan tweeted her that he got kicked out of his home for coming out to his family and had no where to stay. CupcakKe said
“I remember when one of my fans tweeted me that he had no where to stay because he just came out to his parents about being gay. I saw the tweet and offered him a hotel instantly. It was a happy moment, but a sad moment at the same time: happy because he had finally gained enough courage to come out and live his truth, without having to worry about what people would think about him. But it’s also sad that a parent would throw their child out — someone they brought into the world — over the same sex.”.
The artists’ support of the LGBTQ+ community is truly beautiful and very appreciated. Check out all the letters written from artists at Billboard.