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Pride Month is here! Members of the LGBTQ+ community will be celebrating Pride throughout the month of June, and as the celebration comes, tons of stars have celebrated with posts to honor the LGBTQ+ community. So many stars kicked off the month with posts celebrating that Pride is here, whether they’re members of the LGBTQ+ community or allies!
The celebrations come during a year when many politicians and right-wing figures have attacked the LGBTQ+ community and have passed laws banning drag shows and attempting to stop parents of transgender children from getting necessary medical care. While the LGBTQ+ community and allies have fought back, this has proven to be an important time to continue to show support, especially during Pride. Check out some of the posts from celebrities celebrating pride here!
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Taylor Swift gave a heartfelt speech about supporting Pride Month and the LGBTQ+ community during her June 2 Eras Tour show in Chicago, IL. “I’m looking out tonight, I’m seeing so many incredible individuals who are living authentically and beautifully and this is a safe space for you. This is a celebratory space for you,” she said on stage during the show to a cheering audience. Notably, the song “You Need To Calm Down” off 2019’s Lover is an anthem for the community, with the line, “shade never made anybody less gay.”
Taylor Swift in Chicago tonight talking about Pride Month and what it means to her and the importance of voting and researching for the right candidates that support the LGBTQ+ community….amazing message pic.twitter.com/GwMk3lozIY
— Wu Tang is for the Children (@WUTangKids) June 3, 2023
“One of the things that makes me feel so prideful is getting to be with you, and watching you interact with each other, and being so loving, and so thoughtful, and so caring,” she also said. “You guys are screaming those lyrics in such solidarity, in such support of one another, in such encouraging, beautiful, acceptance and peace and safety…And I wish that every place was safe and beautiful for people in the LGBTQ community.”
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Kim Cattrall’s Pride message. (Instagram/Kim Cattrall)
Kim Cattrall was one of many actresses to kick off Pride Month with a very short message. Accompanying the message, she also included a screenshot announcing the news that she would be returning to the Sex And The City franchise for a cameo in the spinoff And Just Like That, per Variety. In the caption, she included a rainbow, the pride flag, and the trans flag. “Happy Pride,” Kim wrote on Instagram.
“I wanna say happy Pride!”
— BEYONCÉ LEGION (@BeyLegion) June 1, 2023
“CUFF IT” hitmaker Beyoncé, 41, made sure to highlight Pride while performing her Renaissance tour in London on Jun. 1. “I want to say, Happy Pride!”, she exclaimed while on a disco-themed horse during the show (watch here). Fans have also highlighted in recent weeks that Beyonce has featured the official Pride flag at her concerts in support of the LGBT community.
West Side Story star Ariana DeBose teamed up with Sesame Street to share special message to celebrate pride with none other than Elmo! The actress shared a sweet message in a video alongside the iconic Muppet. “Elmo and I wanted to share that everyone is always welcome on Sesame Street. This month and every month, we want to uplift and celebrate our LGBTQIA+ family, friends, and communities,” she said.
After Ariana shared her message, Elmo also gave a sweet message of support. “From our Sesame Street family to yours, happy Pride! Elmo loves you!” he said.
Biden’s message of support. (Twitter/Joe Biden)
President Joe Biden has continually shown support for the LGBTQ+ community since becoming president. He signed the Respect for Marriage Act in December 2022, which protects gay marriage. He shared a few photos of himself meeting with members of the LGBTQ+ community and wrote an encouraging message. “Pride stands for courage. It stands for justice. And it stands for love,” he tweeted. “During Pride Month, we celebrate generations of LGBTQ+ people who have fought to make the possibilities of our nation real for every American, and we remain committed to delivering equality for all.”
ITS THE MOST WONDERFUL TIIIIIME OF THE YEAR
— kesha (@KeshaRose) June 1, 2023
Fresh off the release of her fifth album Gag Order, Kesha celebrated pride with a short tweet. “ITS THE MOST WONDERFUL TIIIIIME OF THE YEAR,” she wrote. “HAPPY MFKING PRIDE.”
Emma Bunton, known as Baby Spice to fans of the Spice Girls, also shared a photo of herself with an earplug or in-ear monitor with the colors of the pride flag on it. “Happy Pride Month,” she wrote along with emojis for the trans pride and LGBTQ+ pride flags. She also included the hashtags “#BeYou”, “#LoveisLove” and “#StayProud.”
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) June 1, 2023
Star Trek star George Takei shared a simple message on Twitter kicking off Pride. “Celebrate Love,” he wrote. He also responded to Biden’s post beginning Pride Month, showing support. “Thank you for your support and allyship, Mr. President. It’s so important these days,” he tweeted.
It’s simple: Love is love. No one should live in fear because of who they are or who they love.
Happy Pride! pic.twitter.com/fEgklyIbLh
— Doug Emhoff (@DouglasEmhoff) June 1, 2023
The Second Gentleman of the United States, Douglas Emhoff, 58, was another celebrity who took to social to celebrate Pride month. “It’s simple: Love is love. No one should live in fear because of who they are or who they love. Happy Pride!”, he captioned the photo of him and his wife, Vice President, Kamala Harris, 58, at a Pride parade in past years.
#PrideMonth is a celebration of the beauty and vibrancy of our Nation’s LGBTQ+ community.
As LGBTQ+ Americans proudly march through the streets this month, we are reminded of the incalculable contributions that they have made to our country. pic.twitter.com/cyAayxB5WL
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) June 1, 2023
U.S. Representative, Nancy Pelosi, 83, joined Douglas in celebrating Pride with a series of tweets about the special month. “#PrideMonth is a celebration of the beauty and vibrancy of our Nation’s LGBTQ+ community. As LGBTQ+ Americans proudly march through the streets this month, we are reminded of the incalculable contributions that they have made to our country,” her first tweet read. Nancy also followed that up with highlighting important policies that have passed in support of the LGBT community over the years.
“Through the efforts of generations of leaders and advocates, America has made enormous progress: from combating HIV/AIDS to ending Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell to securing protections against hate crimes to enshrining marriage equality into law with our Respect for Marriage Act,” she continued in the next tweet. “As the MAGA movement accelerates its hostility toward the trans community, Pride is an opportunity for Americans to express love and solidarity. By speaking out against bigotry & discrimination, we protect LGBTQ+ communities & ensure justice, dignity & respect for all Americans,” she concluded her posts.