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How Fan Communities Can Be LGBTQ+ Allies 🏳️‍🌈

Updated: Jun 30, 2022

Written by: Caroline Bugg

It’s Pride Month - a month dedicated to celebrating love, equality and acceptance within the LGBTQ+ community! Allies of the LGBTQ+ community are also encouraged to show their support and help make the world a better place. Last year, we were so excited to showcase some amazing LGBTQ+ artists, and this year, we want to highlight some musicians

that are allies of the LBGTQ+ community and how fans can follow in their footsteps to fight for inclusion. ❤️

First up is Mariah Carey! Mariah has posted several times about Pride month across her social media accounts, and this year, she’s showing her support by releasing an exclusive line of Pride merch! In her post announcing this, she wrote “Dahlings!!! The latest additions to my Pride collection are available to order now!!!I particularly enjoy the SHADE fan! Celebrate your fabulosity and be proud!!” Creating Pride merch will encourage her fans to wear clothes that show their individuality and spread love. Wearing any kind of Pride merch allows music fans and

communities to show their support and show how inclusive they are! 🧡

Taylor Swift, a longtime supporter of the LGBTQ+ community, has also been active during Pride month! For the past few years, Taylor has been fighting for the passage of the Equality Act, a bill thats goal is to “prohibit discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity.” Taylor even started a petition two years ago to help get the bill passed. So far, it has over 800,000 signatures!

This year, on June 1st, Taylor tweeted a message of support for the members of the LGBTQ+ community, allies, activists and supporters. She also wrote, “I proudly join GLAAD in their #summerofequality and add my voice to those who support the Equality Act. Happy Pride month!” Fan communities can also be supportive allies by signing the petition and making their own fandoms a supportive, inclusive place for all! 💛

Up next we have Hayley Williams, the lead singer of Paramore! Hayley posted a series of pictures and videos on Instagram to celebrate Pride month. In the caption of the post, she talked about how her hair dye company, Good Dye Young, will be donating 100% of the profits from their new scented candle to The Trevor Project, the “leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ+ youth.”

This is so great! Fans can either buy the candle or donate to The Trevor Project to help save LGBTQ+ lives, which is vitally important. 💚

Rihanna, the musician and entrepreneur, is also dedicated to inclusion - especially this month. Her popular lingerie brand, SAVAGE X FENTY, is celebrating Pride month by releasing a PRIDE collection of lingerie! In fact, some of the models for the Pride lingerie line are notable members of the LGBTQ+ community, including Gigi Goode, a popular Drag Queen who appeared on Ru Paul’s Drag Race!