Britney Spears may be gearing up for the final run of shows of her “Piece of Me” Vegas residency, but the pop diva also took the time to make the start of Gay Pride Month a special one for her fans. The singer submitted a heartfelt and inspiring letter to the LGBTQ community that has supported her through the years as part of Billboard’s “Love Letters” initiative earlier this week.
“Continuously throughout my career, you've always been so vocal about what a positive impact I've had on you -- that I've instilled joy, hope and love in you at times when there was none,” the singer starts out. “You see, it's actually you that lifts me up. The unwavering loyalty. The lack of judgment. The unapologetic truth. Acceptance! Your stories are what inspire me, bring me joy and make me and my sons strive to be better people."
“I am so very grateful for my queer community and would have withered away long ago without them. Specifically my manager David, who has held my hand now for 12 years,” Sia said in her letter. “He recently came out publicly as HIV positive, and the transformation of his shame into self acceptance has been magic to watch. I am so happy and proud of him.”
Dion also added her own gratitude in penning, “I’ve been fortunate to be surrounded by so many beautiful people from the LGBTQ community throughout my entire career: from talented performers, musicians, producers and songwriters, to colleagues who have contributed significantly to my success, and last but not least, to so many of my loyal fans who have stood by me, in the name of love.”
Spears’ hand-written note can be read below.
💜💙💚britney spears for pride month :')❤️💛💚 pic.twitter.com/6BdzJTTNWB— monocle lewinsky (@susanboned) June 2, 2017