Gloria Trevi: Love Letter to the LGBTQ Community

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Gloria Trevi

For Gay Pride Month, Billboard asked numerous pop culture luminaries to write 'love letters' to the LGBTQ community. Below, Latin singer and gay icon Gloria Trevi -- who has been a staunch defender of the LGBTQ rights in her native Mexico and around the world -- shares hers. Gloria submitted her letter in Spanish, so we've included the original version with an English translation below. Read more Pride Month love letters here.

He luchado tanto por ser diferente, sólo para demostrar que en el fondo todos somos iguales! Desde muy pequeña me afectó ver que existiera la discriminación. Esta es la causa de las peores actitudes humanas y muchas veces, el pretexto de las guerras!

Me identifico con la comunidad LGBT porque sufrimos preconceptos, calumnias y rechazos, de parte de un sector, que más que "virtuoso", es miedoso, falto de experiencia, o hipócrita y señalan buscando no ser señalados!

Al igual que entre judios, gente de color, mujeres, indios, cristianos, etc, quienes en varios momentos han sido también perseguidos y asesinados por los "normales" o "superiores"; la comunidad LGBT está llena de grandes artistas, increíbles intelectuales, sensibles científicos y médicos, pero sobretodo hijos, hermanos y amigos que forman sólidas familias! Que hacen este mundo mejor y más hermoso! 

También me identifico con su lucha única, porque dicen que yo me levante de mis cenizas!.... y si hoy TODOS ME MiRAN, yo les digo, que la comunidad LGBT me ayudó a levantarme... y que al final.... TODOS NOS AMARAN!

Con toda mi alma GRACIAS!

Translation:

I've fought so hard to try to be different, only to prove that deep down we're all the same. Since I was a little girl, it always affected me to see that discrimination existed. This is perhaps one of the worst human qualities and most of the times, an excuse for war. 

I identify myself with the LGBTQ community because we suffer preconceptions, calumnies and rejections from a group of people that are more than "full of virtues," scared, inexperienced and hypocrites trying to point fingers while avoiding that fingers be pointed at them. 

Just like Jewish people, people of color, women, indigenous people, Christians, etc., have in one point of their life been persecuted and assassinated by the "normal" or "superior" ones, the LGBTQ community is also full of artists, incredible intellectuals, scientists, doctors, but, most importantly, they are children, brothers and friends who belong to a solid family and make this a better and more beautiful world. 

I also identify with their unique struggle because they say I rose from my ashes ... and yes, today, EVERYONE LOOKS AT ME, and I say that the LGBTQ community helped me rise and at the end, EVERYONE WILL LOVE US.

Gay Pride Month 2017