Shania Twain expresses her love for the LGBTQ community

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27 Feb 2023, 07:07

Shania Twain

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“I've learned a lot from drag queens,” she says.

Shania Twain appeared in conversation with GLAAD’s Anthony Allen Ramos last week, and talked about her lifelong commitment of allyship to her LGBTQ fans and friends. 

The country pop icon's most recent album, Queen of Me recently topped the UK album charts. That record was the singer's first since Now in 2017, and is her first to not be released with her previous label of 29 years, Mercury Nashville. 

Twain, 57, previously guest judged on Ru Paul’s Drag Race, and told Allen Ramos that she admires the talent and courage of drag queens.

“I've learned a lot from drag queens,” she said in the interview. “I'm very inspired by them. I think we need this inspiration; we need drag queens to share their talent with us.”

"I'm an all-inclusive person first of all, to each his own," she continued. “I've had so many friends in my life from early on that I would say… some openly, some not so openly struggled with their sexuality... I would even say I resented society for making anyone feel like an outsider.”

She added, “We need more love in the world, not rejection and criticism and judgment.” She then went on to say how LGBTQ people like Ru Paul and Orville Peck becoming household names, “is a sign that our society is just slowly getting there.”

She also expressed her admiration for Sam Smith.

“Sam's just got one of those voices that's just so beautiful and so perfect," she said.

“I want to say that I love you LGBTQ community. You are rock solid. I am inspired and I admire your courage to get out there and be yourself to be beautiful,” Twain said to close.

But wait! If you'd like more Shania, why not watch her interview with Chris Evans here?