Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo: Love Letter to the LGBTQ Community

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo
Travis Shinn

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo

For Gay Pride Month, Billboard asked numerous pop culture luminaries to write 'love letters' to the LGBTQ community. Below, bandmates and married couple Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo share theirs. Read more Pride Month love letters here.

We have been lifelong supporters of the LGBT community. Our dear brother/brother-in-law was gay and dreamed of being married and having a family of his own. Sadly, he passed away in 2002 and never got to see the landmark decision in 2015, making same sex marriage legal. We honor his memory, by standing steadfastly, defending the rights of all people to be able to love and marry. Love wins!

Gay Pride Month 2017


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