Dove Cameron Honors LGBTQ+ Neighborhood at 2022 AMAs | Video

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Dove Cameron was topped the brand new artist of the yr on the 2022 American Music Awards on Sunday, and he or she devoted her speech to the LGBTQ+ neighborhood within the wake of the Nov. 19 taking pictures that passed off in Colorado Springs, CO. “I need to begin by saying that each award I ever win will all the time, at the start, be devoted to the queer neighborhood at giant,” she mentioned. “You guys have carved out such an area for me to be myself and to write down music about it. I’ve by no means felt safer or extra liked and extra supported, and I hope I may give you some semblance of that very same feeling in my music.”

“I need to remind everyone how essential queer visibility is and the way essential our neighborhood is.”

She continued: “On the heels of the tragedy that occurred at Membership Q in Colorado Springs, I need to remind everyone how essential queer visibility is and the way essential our neighborhood is. And I need to direct your consideration to organizations like GLAAD and The Trevor Mission for what you are able to do proper now. I need to remind you that you’re made completely proper and are so liked and so held. And I need to thanks for supporting me. Thanks for holding this area. I am holding it for you, too.”

CNN reported {that a} 22-year-old gunman opened fireplace at an LGBTQ+ nightclub, killing 5 individuals and injuring 25 others on Saturday. Police are actually investigating whether or not the assault was a hate crime. “Membership Q is a protected haven for our LGBTQ residents,” Colorado Springs Police Chief Adrian Vasquez mentioned. “Each citizen has a proper to really feel protected and safe in our metropolis, to go about our lovely metropolis with out concern of being harmed or handled poorly.”

Take heed to Cameron’s full speech forward.

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