Ariana Grande Returns to Manchester to Perform at Pride Concert: 'The Gays Have Always Had My Heart'

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Ariana Grande performs on stage during her "Sweetener World Tour" at The O2 Arena on Aug. 19, 2019 in London, England. 

Ariana Grande showed her love for the LGBTQ community when she headlined Manchester Pride Live, a part of this year's Manchester Pride Festival, on Sunday (Aug. 25).

The performance was her first in the city since One Love Manchester, the benefit concert she organized for victims of the terror attack outside her Manchester Arena concert in 2017.   

According to the Manchester Evening News, Grande's Manchester Pride set Sunday night included songs like "Side to Side," "7 Rings," "Thank U, Next" and "One Last Time," and the singer took a moment to wish the crowd "Happy Pride."    

   

She went on to address the audience: "My heart has always, you know, the gays have always had my heart, personally. I spent some of the happiest times of my teenage years singing in gay bars in New York City."  

Check out a fan-filmed clip of her speech below. Grande also shared a selfie in her Manchester Pride outfit on Instagram.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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