Selena Gomez has thanked her LGBTQ fans for helping launch her music career in 2009.
In an interview with GRAMMY.com About her latest EP, Spanish-language launch RevelaciónThe pop star released her second single, “Naturally” in 2009, which helped kickstart her music career.
At that time, Gomez was best known for him The description Alex Russo on Disney Channel’s hit series Wizards of Waverly Place.
But after launching “naturally”, Gomez credited LGBTQ people with helping to propel the song – which eventually ended up going to 4x platinum.
“I remember that when it was released, it actually started being played in gay bars before anywhere else,” Gomez said. “I will hear from old friends that when they went out they heard it. I was so jealous that I was too young and was dancing all along. “
When asked about his support for the LGBTQ community, Gomez said he expected his LGTBQ fans to “value the importance of self-love in my music and the strengths that come through weaknesses.”
“The LGBTQ + community has been there for me and I’m not there to take them,” she said. “Growing up in Texas, I remember when I was a kid, my mother had a bunch of gay friends and I loved being around them. There was no talk of anyone being ‘different’. It was all pure and true love for each other and I will never forget it. “
Her close friends are buzzing Taylor SwiftHas vocal support for Equality act, A landmark piece of LGBTQ rights legislation, Gomez urged lawmakers to pass it and protect LGBTQ people from discrimination.
“We have come a long way in the last 10 years, but we have a lot more to do now.” “The Senate should pass the Equality Act. It is absurd that this is being debated even in 2021. “
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