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Dua Lipa Reaffirms Allyship With Message On Homophobia & Transphobia

Dua Lipa Reaffirms Allyship With Message On Homophobia & Transphobia

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Fans are praising her thoughtfulness following a new interview.

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After years of progress, it feels like more and more bigots feel empowered to scream their hate and push back against the LGBTQ+ community’s right to exist publicly in society. And that makes it even more important for our allies to stay loud, reaffirming their support and love to remind the bigots there’s no place for that here.

Dua Lipa is among the celebrity allies who has no problem doing just that, and she recently did so again in an interview with Vogue France, sharing an insightful comment on bigotry that’s winning praise from fans.

In a conversation covering the singer's childhood, career, feminism, and more, the topic eventually turned to her allyship. The interviewer mentioned that Lipa is obviously “an icon for the LGBTQIA+ community,” and commented on the way gender conversations have often sparked violence in recent years.

“Homophobia and transphobia are neighbors of misogyny,” she replied. “Many people, deep down, are just scared of themselves. The freedom of others forces them to come to terms with something they are too scared to express. The beauty of a free, true and proud being paralyzes them.”

While the meaning of her statement seemed to go right over the heads of the people it was likely intended for, others expressed an appreciation for her thoughtfulness as the quote circulated on social media.

Back in 2020, Lipa told Attitude that she considered standing up for the LGBTQ+ community a responsibility, not just because they’re her fans and her friends, but because it’s just the right thing to do.

“To be able to use my platform to spread awareness, show support, talk about it, to make people feel seen, head and safe, communicate with charities and try to do my part as much as I can… I see that as my duty,” she said.

And clearly she’s still making good on that promise.

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Rachel Kiley

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.