Lea Michele: Love Letter to the LGBTQ Community

Lea Michele
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Lea Michele

For Gay Pride Month, Billboard asked numerous pop culture luminaries to write 'love letters' to the LGBTQ community. Below, singer and actress Lea Michele shares hers. Read more Pride Month love letters here.

I wanted to offer a note to the LGBTQ community who has supported me throughout my career and who are a constant inspiration to me. Having performed on Broadway throughout my childhood and having the privilege of being a part of Glee for so many years I have covered so many important topics that often centered around the LGBTQ community.

One story that stands out and I will always remember was when a little girl with her two moms came up to me after seeing Glee and told me that she was ‘as cool as Rachel Barry' because Rachel had to dads and she had two mommies. That comment really hit home and I was so proud to be a part of such an important television show as well as so proud of the way we honored and represented the LGBTQ community. Pride is a strong word and one I don’t use lightly but there is no better word to represent and celebrate this incredible community of people. I send all my love to the LGBTQ community.

Gay Pride Month 2017