For Gay Pride Month, Billboard asked numerous pop culture luminaries to write 'love letters' to the LGBTQ community. Below, singer and actress Nicole Scherzinger shares hers. Read more Pride Month love letters here.
When I think of the LGBTQ community, I think of a community standing strong against adversity and a community that unites for change. Our differences are what make us special and should be celebrated, and done so with pride. Performing around the world, it’s the love, acceptance and this celebration through music that I connect to instantly in this community. They bring out the confidence in me -- the diva within! An unapologetic strength, that I so deeply appreciate and admire. From day one, I have been embraced and accepted by your community and am truly thankful for that and only wish to support and lift you all as you have done for me.
We still have a long way to go, both in America and on a global scale, but "when we are born into a world that makes us feel like we don’t belong, it’s because we were born to help create a new one." I pray that we all continue to work together, build each other up, and celebrate each other for our individual beauty because everyone has great purpose and should be encouraged and treated the same. Let's be open and unite to become beacons of hope and examples of kindness and humanity. This letter comes from love, fierce admiration, and respect. Always remember to come from a place of love, or don’t come at all.