Selena Gomez’s Love Letter to the LGBTQ Community

June is Gay Pride Month and Billboard asked numerous pop culture celebrities to write ‘love letters’ to the LGBTQ community. Selena Gomez has always been an LGBT advocate, supporter, and even donated proceeds from her 2016 North Carolina concert to a local charity group to combat their infamous anti-LGBTQ “bathroom bill”.

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Here is what she shared with Billboard:

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!