From Judy Garland to Britney Spears, pop artists have often been heralded as gay icons. They have provided us with hits for the club and many, like Lady Gaga and Madonna, have used their platform to fight for gay rights. Several of her peers are fierce allies in their own right, but Ariana Grande’s advocacy is unmatched. While her catalog is filled with gay staples — try to spend a night out in Hell’s Kitchen or WeHo without hearing “Into You” — her support for the LGBTQ community extends beyond the dance floor. Here are eight reasons why the ponytailed princess is the poised to be the gay icon of her generation.