Elton John: Love Letter to the LGBTQ Community

For Gay Pride Month, Billboard asked numerous pop culture luminaries to write 'love letters' to the LGBTQ community. Below, musical icon -- and founder of the Elton John AIDS foundation -- shares his. Read more Pride Month love letters here.

To my fans,

Thank you. Thank you for accepting me – even when others didn’t. Thank you for never judging – even when times were tough. Thank you for always embracing my music – even after all these years.

This Pride Month, I’m celebrating you. You’ve showed the world that people of all creeds, colors, and cultures can come together to enjoy the music of an openly gay artist like me. And more than that, you’ve showed the world that we are all worthy of love.

It’s no exaggeration to say that thanks to you, society is becoming more just, more loving, and more compassionate. That is something we can be proud of -- not just this month, but every month and every day of the year.

With love and gratitude,


Gay Pride Month 2017