In honor of Gay Pride Month, celebrities have shared Love Letters to the LGBTQ Community as part of Billboard's 30 Days of Pride. The outlet is also asking readers to share their own love letters using the hashtag "#30DaysPride." Among the stars who have answered the call are Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Selena Gomez, Sia, RuPaul, Martha Wash, and Lauren Jauregui. Scroll down for excerpts and quotes from their Love Letters to the LGBTQ Community and visit Billboard.com for more inspirational words.

"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." - Selena Gomez

 

"We must remember that our greatest strength is in our love of life and colors, beauty and music, dancing and joy. That is our secret weapon. That is something that the opposition does not have. Keep those things near and dear to your heart because in times of war that will sustain you." - RuPaul

 

"These are the people I sing for. So to all you beautiful people out their I say: stand strong, don't give in and carry on." - Martha Wash

 

"When I set out on my goal to help fix this mess whatever way I could five years ago through art, I couldn't have ever imagined my journey would pan out the way it has, but I'm grateful for every moment and am proud to be who I am. I am even more grateful to live in a generation where there seems to truly be an awakening to the understanding of love and how much it can heal us all, especially in the youth." - Lauren Jauregui

 

"As my career moved forward and I began making music that spoke to my pain and struggles there were fans that came out to me with stories that literally lifted me up. Those were all my LGBTQ fans that through thick and thin stand with me daily. My fighters, my heroes, the reason I love what I do." - Christina Aguilera

 

"It should be a no-brainer to lift, and support everyone, in every community, and encourage people rather than fear or judge what is different from themselves. I can't wait for the day when there's not a need for someone to be thanked for doing the obvious." - Kelly Clarkson

 

"I am so very grateful for my queer community and would have withered away long ago without them. Specifically my manager David, who has held my hand now for 12 years, through light and dark. He recently came out publicly as HIV positive, and the transformation of his shame into self acceptance has been magic to watch. I am so happy and proud of him." - Sia

 

"I've instilled joy, hope and love in you at times when there was none. That my music is an inspiration. That my story gives you hope. But I have a secret to share with you. You see, it's actually you that lifts me up. The unwavering loyalty. the lack of judgment. The unapologetic truth. Acceptance! Your stories are what inspire me, bring me joy and make me and my sons strive to be better people." - Britney Spears

 

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