Girls’ Generation‘s Tiffany has expressed her love and gratitude for the LGBTQ community in a heartfelt letter.
For Pride Month, Billboard asked various pop stars to write “love letters” of support to the LGBTQ community. Tiffany began hers by thanking LGBTQ fans around the world for giving her love, beauty, inspiration, and light, and for being an inspiration to her.
“I want to take this moment to sincerely give thanks and express my love back to the LGBTQ community that has given so much love, beauty, inspiration, and light in every corner of the world. You inspire so many with strength, courage, humility, and compassion through the struggles and pain that sometimes only you may know.” — Tiffany
Tiffany said that throughout her career there were times when she felt lost and alone. The LGBTQ’s “uplifting themes” gave her courage when she needed it most.
“Throughout my career as a Korean-American living between Korea and the US, there have been times where I felt culturally misunderstood, lost, and alone. The focus on self-love, unconditional love, acceptance, freedom of expression, and hope are a few of the uplifting themes the LGBTQ community have continuously inspired me with, making a huge positive impact on my life by giving me the courage to keep going during the times I felt there was nowhere to go.” — Tiffany
In particular, she thanked the “amazing individuals” she has worked with over the years.
“I’m thankful and blessed to be able to work with and love so many amazing individuals in the LGBTQ community that have contributed so much love to my art and my life.” — Tiffany
Tiffany ended her letter with a message of unity and equality. She encouraged the LGBTQ community to continue making the world a better place by setting a good example.
“I write this letter to send you words of love and encouragement. Though there is so much more to accomplish, together, you grow stronger and more beautiful. You are unstoppable. The Unity and equality shown at the Pride March every year speaks truth on how this world can grow to be a better place through your example.” — Tiffany
“I stand by you and celebrate you not only on this day, but every day. Fighting!”