For Gay Pride Month, Billboard asked numerous pop culture luminaries to write 'love letters' to the LGBTQ community. Below, hit singer-songwriter Bonnie McKee -- who's written with Katy Perry, Cher, Britney Spears, Adam Lambert and many more -- shares hers. Read more Pride Month love letters here.
I'm so excited to be a part of this 'Love Letters to the LGBTQI Community' project!
One of my best childhood friends came out to me in sixth grade and I felt so special that he was comfortable telling me before anyone else. I thought he was incredibly brave and I admired him for really knowing who he was at such a young age. His openness inspired me to accept my own sexual identity -- and it wasn't so scary to say out loud that I myself am bisexual.