Erika Jayne: 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, television personality and recording artist Erika Jayne shares hers. Read more Pride Month love letters here.

Before The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills introduced Erika Jayne to the world, the LGBTQ+ community was right there supporting me. They bought my records, came to my shows, and rooted for my TV journey. They made me feel free and empowered to be exactly as I am -- sparkly and over the top. I've had the privilege of knowing many incredible people from the LGBTQ+ community in life -- family members, friends, mentors, teachers; people who have taught me so much about authenticity, the power of being unique, and what it means to be truly confident in your own skin.


I love when Pride Month sweeps the country each year, so that we can properly celebrate this bright community that brings so much to our world. And if anyone knows how to celebrate, it’s the LGBTQ+ community, honey! Happy Pride! Thank you for showing me how to be bold and brave and not give a f--k.

Gay Pride Month 2017