Selena Gomez penned a beautiful love letter to the LGBTQ community
The star joins the likes of Céline Dion, Chrsitina Aguilera, Kelly Clarksin, Adam Lamebert, and Britney Spears — who actually hand wrote her letter — who have taken part in Billboard‘s celebration, and we have to say that reading all these love letters has made us pretty emotional.
In her letter, Selena spoke about how it was her mom who first introduced her to the LGBTQ community.
SelGo said that, in fact, it was her mom, Mandy Teefey, who taught her about accepting those who were different from yourself, noting, “I definitely give credit to her for raising me in an environment that was incredibly open-minded and non-judgmental.”
Indeed, the “Bad Liar” singer opened up about how on her 16th birthday party, her mom had booked a fabulous drag queen performer to sing her favourite song. Aww!
That wasn’t all that Selena had to say, however. She also opened up about working with her songwriting collaborator, Justin Tranter, who also penned a letter for Billboard.
Meanwhile, Selena Gomez recently opened up about the meaning behind her latest hit “Bad Liar,” which was also co-written by Tranter and Julia Michaels.
The star said that the song, which features a sample from The Talking Heads’ “Psycho Killer,” was about that first crush feeling, and how when you first start dating you can’t help but obsess a little.
We have to say, we absolutely ADORE what Selena Gomez, along with all those that took part in Billboards Pride celebration, has to say. And she’s right, there is still some work that needs to be done, especially when the rights of LGBTQ individuals are under scrutiny and threat both at home and overseas. So let’s use Pride this year to send a message that Love Trumps Hate.