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Miranda Lambert says it makes her “sad” that she didn’t speak out in support of the LGBTQ community sooner

Over the years, Miranda Lambert has become increasingly vocal in supporting the LGBTQ community through her music and actions. In a 2019 interview with Pride Source, Lambert shared that she wished she had spoken out sooner and that it made her “sad” that it took her some time before becoming a public LGBTQ rights ally. community became.

Before becoming more outspoken with her support, Lambert attempted to incorporate more inclusive ideals into her music. In an interview with Pride Source, Lambert shared that her artistry has long connected her to the LGBTQ community.

“And I haven’t Not explain it, you know what i mean? (laughs) I guess I didn’t think it mattered that much whether I did it or not. But I also recorded a song called “All Kinds of Kinds” which was a single, and there was one person (named Thomas in the song) who was a crossdresser, so I kind of did it, but I just didn’t standing on a pedestal and waving a flag,” Lambert said.

She continued, “I’m just who I am and I sang about it. I didn’t get any backlash because this song is amazing and it’s about everyone being who they want to be.”

While Lambert has thought she was inclusive in the past, she admitted that she wishes she’d been more open with her support earlier.

“It kind of saddens me that I didn’t speak up sooner when people feel that way. I just didn’t realize it was such a big deal,” she told Pride Source.

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Lambert’s brother is a member of the LGBTQ community. In 2019, Lambert attended WorldPride in New York City with her husband Brendan McLoughlin, her brother and her brother’s husband. The country singer took to Instagram to share her experience at WorldPride.

“I didn’t even realize it was making a statement because I thought it was normal and I guess what I mean by that is I didn’t think it was out of bounds or anything because to me it’s everything.” doesn’t matter, it doesn’t matter,” Lambert told Pride Source.

She continued: “And I was just there, celebrating with my brother and his husband and having a great time. But if it makes someone happy that I’m a supporter, then I’m happy.”

With the social media post, Lambert rose to prominence as one of the more outspoken LGBTQ advocates in country music.

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While Lambert may not think there’s anything special about supporting her brother and writing inclusive music, she admitted to Pride Source that she recognizes the importance of her “platform.”

“But I have a platform and I’m trying to use it for the better. I rescue dogs, and if that’s what I’m using my platform for, just to push something positive, if that can be added to, then I’m in, I’m in. And now I realize I need to be a little more present and vocal when I have to be, so thanks for that,” she said.

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