Hayley Kiyoko Brings Surging LGBTQ+ Anthem 'Girls Like Girls' To Stonewall Day
it may not be 20GayTeen anymore, nevertheless Hayley Kiyoko
is still on top. As she took the virtual stage at Pride Live's Stonewall Day
to perform her gauzy take on The Killers's "Mr. Brightside" and ladies Like Females the artist known to her fans as Lesbian Jesus Christ made sure to shout out her peers in the LBGTQ+ community as she stood in front of a rainbow.
"I'm so overjoyed of my LGBTQIA+ community, especially on Stonewall Day," she mentioned. "We can visualize the energy and rebellion of 1969 still alive to this day, also it has to be because it is our job for our generation to continue the fight and to finally get lasting safety and equality for our community."
Her dreamy vocals for both tunes were backed up — through the the magic of virtual technology — by keyboardist Nikki, guitarist Larry (jamming on a pink one, of course, and drummer Valerie, who displayed a quote from Stonewall activist Marsha P. Johnson
beyond her kit. "No pride for some of us without liberation for all of us!" It read.
Kiyoko kicked off this year by dropping a nostalgic video for the summer-burning "She
" that sounds brilliant for long drives with the windows down. This week, she paired up
with Valerie to recount Val's journey into music in honor of Pride Month. "No matter where you are and where you come from, living your truth is the hardest thing to do," she mentioned in the video. "I love being onstage, singing 'Girls Like Girls
,' looking to you onstage. We point at each other, and I'm like, 'We love girls!'
Indeed, Kiyoko's massive females Like Ladies with its bold nevertheless understated lyrics females like females like gentlemen do / Nothing new") has become an anthem, even prompting one fan to comment on Kiyoko's Instagram that it was the reason she came out: "thanks for showing me that i'm usual and that there's nothing wrong with loving ladies. Happy pride!!" It makes sense that trim roll out it for Stonewall Day, and even through the socially distanced set, its lyrical power was palpable. "I miss you all and I love you all!" She cried out at the climax of the song.
Stonewall Day also features scheduled appearances from Taylor Swift, Barack Obama, and more. Watch Kiyoko's efficiency, and find out more about Stonewall Day — a fundraiser for LGBTQ+ advocacy groups — why as well as how to contribute right here
. Stream the complete show by means of the Logo's YouTube
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