For Gay Pride Month, Billboard asked numerous pop culture luminaries to write ‘love letters’ to the LGBTQ community. Below, singer-songwriter and outspoken advocate Melissa Etheridge shares hers. Read more Pride Month love letters here.
To my LGBTQ fans, I have so much to thank you for. To every person who has told me that my coming out helped them in their journey to be who they truly are, I say you are the beautiful gift I receive every day. To every fan that stands up and bravely sings, “what do they know about this love anywaaaaay?,” you are the proof that we can become the change we wish to see. Thank you to my LGBTQ fans that make me a better person every day. Brothers and sisters (and everyone in between) I love you with all my heart and I will forever be grateful.