Selena Gomez recently penned a love letter to the LGBTQ community for Gay Pride Month!
Billboard reached out to different pop culture stars to write love letters to the community for Gay Pride Month, which is in June each year. Selena opened up about her experience with her mom’s own gay friends when she was younger, admitting that she had no idea that they were even gay. She just saw them as “kind, fun and loving friends,” and that’s how it should be!
Read her message below…
I remember as a young child going to brunch on Sundays with my mom and her group of friends. I had no idea they were all gay as I didn’t even comprehend what that meant at the time. All I knew is that I loved being surrounded by these kind, fun and loving friends my mother had around her. I definitely give credit to her for raising me in an environment that was incredibly open-minded and non-judgmental. She also surprised me at my 16th birthday party with a performance by the most beautiful drag queen singing my favorite song. I don’t think most 16 year olds can say that!
My co-writer Justin Tranter couldn’t believe I had never seen the Madonna documentary Truth or Dare and so while we were in Mexico he sat me down to watch it with him. I loved it and was especially struck by how groundbreaking it was for the gay rights movement and how far LGBTQ rights have come in my lifetime. There is still a significant amount of work to do and I look forward to the day when a person is never judged, discriminated or feared for their sexuality.
There is still so far to go when it comes to LGBTQ rights, but I believe we’re on the right track. It was great to hear from Selena about her love for the LGBTQ community in this short letter. Looking forward to reading more from our celebs!