As Ariana Grande celebrates her 27th birthday during Pride Month, we’d like to highlight the 7 moments when she showed her support to the LGBTQ community.
1) When She Was A Formidable Presence At RuPaul’s Drag Race
On episode 5 of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7, Ariana was specially invited by RuPaul to be part of the judging panel. That’s not all. The bottom two queens had to “lip sync for their life” to Ariana’s hit song Break Free. Her other hit Into You was also featured in RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 4.
2) When She Showed Her Support For Her Openly-Gay Brother
Despite the 10-year age difference, Ariana has always been a fan of her older brother Frankie Grande who is openly gay. Frankie himself, would later go on to have a guest appearance on Ru Paul’s Drag Race in season 10.
3) When She Was The Face For M.A.C Viva Glam campaign
In 2016, Ariana partnered with M.A.C Cosmetics to launch her second lip colour in a Viva Glam campaign. All proceeds from the sales of Viva Glam were donated to the M.A.C. Aids Fund in support of organisations that helped people living with HIV and AIDS.
4) When She Featured A Same-Sex Kiss In Her Everyday Music Video
This playful music video from February 2017 featured many steamy romantic PDA sessions. Among them, a lesbian couple who were very much in the heat of passion. Here, Ariana played down the “shock-value” of a lesbian on-screen kiss to prove that sometimes, a kiss is just a kiss.
5) When She Collaborated With Openly Gay Musician Troye Sivan
In 2018 Ariana collaborated with openly gay musician Troye Sivan in his hit song Dance To This.
6) When She Waved The Rainbow Flag During The iHeartRadio Wango Tango performance
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