Ariana Grande made sure to acknowledge the beginning of Pride Month which is all throughout June. The star wrote a touching letter addressed to all of her fans that are part of the LGBTQ community.
The singer talked about her sibling’s sexual orientation and also shared that she learned to do her makeup from drag queens during her time on Broadway.
‘I grew up with a gay brother whose every move I’d emulate. I idolized him. Everything Frankie did, I would do. I cannot remember a difference between Frankie before he came out and Frankie after he came out. He has always just been Frankie. Sexuality and gender were never topics my family and I were afraid to discuss. When Frankie came out my surprisingly unfazed (for his age) grandfather said ‘Congrats! Can we go to dinner now? I’m f**kin’ hungry,’ Ariana wrote in her essay for Billboard.
She went on to recall: ‘I was taught to do my makeup by queens in gay bars in New York City. I made my Broadway debut at 14 years old and did eight shows a week, but there was never a night that I was too tired to run to a gay bar and do a quick Whitney cover before bed.’
Finally, she ended her heartfelt letter with a message meant to inspire inclusivity and love for all humankind.
‘I am eternally indebted to as well as inspired by the LGBTQ community. I hope to create anthems for you that wrap you up with comfort and help you get your best life for as long as I live. Thank you for celebrating me the way that I celebrate you. I love you forever.’