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Selena Gomez Is Grateful For the Gays

Selena Gomez Is Grateful For the Gays

Selena Gomez Is Grateful For the Gays

"The LGBTQ+ community has been there for me and I don't take them for granted," the superstar said about the support she's received over the years. 

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Actress and pop star Selena Gomez wants the LGBTQ+ community to know she'll always love them! 

In a recent interview with the Grammy's official website, the "Lose You To Love Me" singer opened up about the early stages of her career, and how the support she's received over the years from her big LGBTQ+ fanbase hasn't gone unnoticed. 

Speaking about her 2009 bop "Naturally" (which she released with her former band The Scene), Selena reminisced, saying," I remember when it was released, it truly started getting played in gay bars before anywhere else. I would hear from older friends that they heard it when they went out. I was so jealous that I was too young to be out and dancing to it with everyone. I hope they hear in my music the importance of self-love and the strength that comes through vulnerability."

She continued: 

"The LGBTQ+ community has been there for me and I don't take them for granted. Growing up in Texas, I remember when I was a kid, my mother had a group of gay friends and I loved being around them. There was no talk about anyone being "different." It was all pure and genuine love for one another and I'll never forget that."

These days, Selena is using her voice, not just to sing, but to also turn her love for her queer fans into action, joining other notable pop legends like Taylor Swift in urging the U.S. government to pass the much-needed Equality Act, a comprehensive LGBTQ+ civil rights bill that seeks to ban anti-LGBTQ+ discrimination in many aspects of life nationwide.

"We've come a long way in the last 10 years, but we have so much further to go," Selena said. "The Senate must pass the Equality Act. It's absurd that this is even being debated in 2021."

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Raffy Ermac

Digital Director, Out.com

Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel

Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel