Selena Gomez Pens Letter to the LGBTQ Community in Honor of Pride Month

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Selena Gomez is showing love for Pride month this year – in the form of a personal letter addressed to the LGBTQ community.

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The singer was one of many celebrities asked to write a "love letter" to the community this month. Gomez begins the letter by explaining that she didn't know her mother's friends were gay when she was younger. "I had no idea they were all gay as I didn’t even comprehend what that meant at the time. All I knew is that I loved being surrounded by these kind, fun and loving friends my mother had around her," she wrote.

Even better, the singer's 16th birthday involved an awesome performance by a drag queen who, luckily, sang her favorite song. In the letter, she even recalls a time when her co-writer forced her to watch Madonna's Truth or Dare, which allowed her to think about how much the LGBT movement has progressed. She, of course, still recognizes the reality of it all, though. "There is still a significant amount of work to do and I look forward to the day when a person is never judged, discriminated or feared for their sexuality," Gomez writes.

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In 2013, the singer sat alongside Kat DeLuna and other friends to support the Gay Pride Festival in West Hollywood. More recently, she donated proceeds from her 2016 concert in North Carolina to a local LGBT charity.