Artists Who Have Brought LGBTQ Pride Flags Onstage
For decades now, concertgoers around the world have brought a wide variety of offerings to launch onstage in hopes of reaching their favorite artists. Between personal letters, stuffed animals, giant cutout's of the singer's visage and countless other objects, one particular item has seemed to rise in popularity at live shows in recent years: the LGBTQ+ pride flag.
While some artists have shown their support for the queer community from their entrance on the scene, waving a pride flag across the stage has allowed singers to express that their concerts are indeed a safe space for queer fans.
Here are just a few of the artists who have brought the rainbow pride flag onstage:
As we've learned from his first solo tour, it's not a Harry Styles concert without a pride flag. Pictured here at New York's Madison Square Garden in June of 2018, Styles added both an LGBTQ pride flag and a bisexual pride flag to his presumably bountiful collection.
An ally from day one, Ariana Grande has waved many a pride flag onstage as she did here during the 2018 iHeartRadio Wango Tango in Los Angeles in June of 2018.
Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco, who came out as pansexual on July 6, draped himself in the rainbow flag on NBC's Today Show at New York's Rockefeller Plaza this pride month.
Often called "queen of the gays," the "Born This Way" singer has been met with countless pride flags during her concerts, even holding the flag close when she spoke at NYC Pride Rally back in 2013.
Welcoming and affirming her many queer fans, Dua Lipa performed with the rainbow flag during Hits 97.3 Sessions at America's Backyard in June of 2018.
Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons
An increasingly outspoken advocate for the LGBTQ community, Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons held gay pride flags during the band's Evolve World Tour 2018, as pictured here in Clarkston, Mich. in June.
The one and only Cyndi Lauper was bringing pride flags onstage long before the pop stars of today, caught here at the West Hollywood's Pride Parade in June of 2003.
Meghan Trainor waves a rainbow flag onstage during the 2018 iHeartRadio Wango Tango by AT&T in June 2018 in Los Angeles.