Lizzo Celebrates Pride By Performing With Drag Queens In California

The singer is once again showing her support of the LGBTQ community.

BYNoah Grant
2023 BottleRock Napa Valley

Lizzo has had a rough go of it recently, but she's not letting anything keep her down. The pop star recently made a post about how tired she is of the constant comments about her weight. Although she has achieved tremendous success, she still faces persistent negativity about her body. This is particularly true on social media. In late May, Lizzo took to social media to express her exasperation regarding the ongoing scrutiny of her weight. Instead of recognizing her artistic achievements, some individuals persistently fixate on her body size. Lizzo revealed that she had come across a tweet questioning how she could maintain a larger physique despite her lively and energetic stage performances.

Understandably, Lizzo expressed her annoyance at encountering such comments on a daily basis. “I JUST logged on and the app and this is the type of sh*t I see about me on a daily basis,” Lizzo wrote. “It’s really starting to make me hate the world. Then someone in the comments said I eat ‘lots of fast food’ I LITERALLY STOPPED EATING FAST FOOD YEARS AGO… I’m tired of explaining myself all the time and I just wanna get on this app w/out seeing my name in some bullsh*t. Yall speak on sh*t y’all know NOTHING ABOUT and I’m starting to get heated.” Luckily, Lizzo doesn't let the hate keep her from living her life, even if it might get her heated sometimes.

Lizzo: "Happy Pride, B*tch!"

Lizzo made a bold statement in support of the LGBTQ community at her recent concert in Thousand Palms, California. This particular show marked the beginning of Pride Month. In a video shared on her social media accounts, Lizzo energetically waved a pride flag while passionately. While doing so, she declared, "Drag should not be criminalized." Surrounding her were drag performers Kim Chi, Angeria Paris Van Michaels, Kahanna Montrese, and Tenderoni, a drag king. Lizzo's accompanying caption expressed her enduring solidarity. She used emojis of the transgender flag and rainbow flag to convey her wishes for a joyful Pride Month.

This display of support is in line with Lizzo's previous vocal affirmations of her alliance with the LGBTQ community. When Tennessee passed a law against drag performances, Lizzo chose to perform in the state and create a safe space to celebrate drag artists. In response to Nebraska's prohibition on gender-affirming healthcare for young transgender individuals, Lizzo empathized with the plight of these young people. She offered herself as a sanctuary where they can be their authentic selves, dismissing discriminatory laws as inconsequential. Through her words and actions, Lizzo continues to advocate for acceptance, self-expression, and the rights of the LGBTQ community. What do you think of Lizzo's latest show of support for the community? Let us know in the comments!

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