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16 July 2018, 17:28 | Updated: 3 April 2019, 11:04
Little Mix's Jade Thirlwall has been an amazing advocate and ally to the LGBTQ community, and fans have even credited her support for giving them the confidence to come out to their loved ones, so here is every time Jade has been an absolutely iconic LGBTQ ally...
Little Mix have always been heralded as advocates and friends of the LGBTQ community, but no one more than Jade Thirlwall, who has been a campaigner, supporter and confidant to members of the community, with one fan on Twitter even sending an incredibly heartfelt message to her thanking her for giving him the courage to come out.
So, to honour our queen Jade, we've put together every time she was a true LGBTQ ally, so you can love her even more than you already do...
Had the best time yesterday celebrating the @stonewalluk #StonewallYouthAwards hosted by #LBGDiversity I was so inspired by all the young campaigners and very grateful to get the chance to discuss why I wanted to join the Stonewall family, what it means to be an ALLY and to present the lovely Anna with the Young Campaigner of the Year Award We could all learn a lot from these incredible young people. #ComeOutForLGBT #AcceptanceWithoutException
People flocked to praise the singer for 'dropping everything' and Jade told Stonewall: "I want to encourage more artists to raise the flag as allies to the LGBTQ community and help people accept themselves". Yaaas queen.
One Little Mix fan recently reached out to the band to tell them that the group, and especially Jade's support, gave him the confidence to come out to those around him, in the most heartwarming exchange of messages we think we've ever read!
So last night I decided to finally come out as gay. It was honestly the scariest but most amazing thing ever. The support has been incredible. #JadeThirlwall from @LittleMix is a huge inspiration to me and I am so thankful for the platform she gives to the #LGBT community. pic.twitter.com/Fd29Ofz7vp— Conan (@ConanSmith96) July 15, 2018
You should be so, so proud of yourself. And I feel so humbled and honoured to have a played a part in your personal journey. Congratulations on this new chapter of your life, where you can be completely yourself with the love and support of those around you ♥️ jade x https://t.co/EexqF4mZlK— Little Mix (@LittleMix) July 15, 2018
And they aren't the only one!
Hey jade, you gave me the courage to be myself and to come out to my family and I can’t thank you enough for that! xxx pic.twitter.com/dbYxpJznw1— jess loves perrie (@perriesenigma) July 15, 2018
Thank you for being the best role model and helping so many lgbtq+ fans (including myself) to gain the confidence to come out to friends or family— Lily (@Attention_Mix) July 15, 2018
Little Mix recently dropped a new single with Cheat Codes called 'Only You' and people were completely shook, for all the right reasons, when the video dropped. The video features a lesbian love story between a girl and a mermaid, and they've been hailed as 'pride queen's' for giving exposure to an LGBTQ love story, something that is rarely shown in the mainstream media.
@PeytonList @LittleMix I'm sobbing, thank you for making something like this what I can relate to, it means so much. thank you. I'm in the lgbt community myself and this is the best thing that's ever happened to me besides that. you girls are true angels. #pride— 090811 (@moonsbubbles) July 13, 2018
thank you for everything you've done for me. Jade you made me realize it's okay to be queer, and I wanna thank you for turning a light in me you're the light of my life https://t.co/OU6wcH9M02— 090811 (@moonsbubbles) July 15, 2018
Nothing but respect for our LGBTQ ally and queen <3.