Thelma Houston: Love Letter to the LGBTQ Community

30 DAYS OF PRIDE - LOVE LETTERS
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Thelma Houston

For Gay Pride Month, Billboard asked numerous pop culture luminaries to write 'love letters' to the LGBTQ community. Below, dance/soul singer Thelma Houston -- whose cover of "Don't Leave Me This Way" became an unofficial anthem during the AIDS crisis -- shares hers. Read more Pride Month love letters here.

I am so grateful that I have lived long enough to see the amazing accomplishments the LGBTQ community has made. To know that through community involvement and legislation, we can make all these changes -- and not to mention change the minds of the broader community.

Every summer around Pride Month, I'm reminded of Sylvester, who was one of the most talented and funniest people I've known -- and a soldier for gay pride. I do a piece in my show as a tribute to him with the song "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)." 

Congratulations and we still have a lot of work to do but please know that I am always there for you. Much love.

Gay Pride Month 2017