Media Waves: Lil Nas X Ended Pride Month on Big Note
American rapper, Montero Lamar Hill, aka Lil Nas X, concluded Pride month by making sure no one missed this major announcement.
Even the NY Times noted:
The 20-year-old “Old Town Road” rapper pointed to the lyrics of “c7osure,” a song off his new EP, as confirmation of his sexuality.Julia Jacobs, New York Times
Support also poured in from various allies, such as Dwayne Wade:
According to Lil Nas X, he previously thought he had “made it obvious.”
We live in a unique time in history.
One in which people from all ends of the spectrum can now own their individual “coming out” story, despite the many ways being L.G.B.T.Q. is riddled with stigma in broad culture.
We applaud the candor of anyone willing to invite us along this part of their personal path.
As for Lil Nas X, living in this type of world means that a young rapper from Atlanta, Georgia, can formally announce to the world that he identifies as gay while on tour in the UK, to close out Pride month, via the internet.
What a time to be alive.
What did you do for #Pride?