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Halsey Calling Out 'Straight Pride' Reminds Us Why We Love Her So Much

Halsey Calling Out 'Straight Pride' Reminds Us Why We Love Her So Much

Halsey Calling Out 'Straight Pride' Reminds Us Why We Love Her So Much

"...when Pride is over, it’s not safe to be gay anymore."

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Most of us know that the idea of a Pride parade for straight people is a ridiculous one (even straight celebs like Chris Evans know!), but just in case you needed more reassurance, one of our fave bi pop queens Halsey is here to explain. 

During her concert in London last night, the Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter took a moment to pay tribute to Melania Geymonat and her girlfriend Chris, two queer women who were victims of a very violent and public homophobic attack that took place in London last week.

The "Without Me" singer, who was wearing a shirt with a now-viral image of the couple after they were beaten and robbed by four men after refusing to kiss each other in front of them, took a few moments to talk about how the world is still very unsafe for so many people in the LGBTQ community.

"The sad reality is that after the Pride parades are over and after the bars close their Pride nights, when the glitter is being swept out of the streets, a lot of people get on those trains and they get on those buses and they try to wash the rainbows off their bodies, and they peel the stickers off their clothes," Halsey said. "Because when Pride is over, it’s not safe to be gay anymore. Because they are worried that someone is going to viciously assault them or viciously attack them."

She continued: 

"So when people around the world ask them: "Why isn’t there a ‘Straight Pride’ parade?" The answer is because, if there was one, you wouldn’t have to get on the bus and be terrified of getting fucking beaten or killed afterwards. That’s why there’s not a ‘Straight Pride’ parade. Because every fucking day on public transport is a 'Straight Pride' parade."

We already knew Halsey was a vocal and badass activist when it comes to a ton of important and hard issues, but seeing her stick up for two lesbians who didn't deserve to be attacked while also perfectly calling out the thought of a heterosexual Pride event makes us stan ever harder than we already were! 

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Raffy Ermac

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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