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Harry Styles has a long history of being a visible ally to the LGBTQ community. The 23-year-old heartthrob and musician showed his ally status off again at his latest gig in Sweden where he gave a speech dedicated to his gay and transgender fans. The Harry Styles speech is already going viral.
“If you are black, if you are white, if you are gay, if you are straight, if you are transgender – whoever you are, whoever you want to be, I support you,” he told his fans. “I love every single one of you.”
This wasn’t the first time he’s been such a visible ally to the LGBTQ community while on tour. Styles kicked off his world tour earlier this year in San Francisco, and he did it in a very, very gay way. He waved a rainbow pride flag around stage, and also belted out some Ariana Grande, too.
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Harry’s speech on stage tonight in Stockholm, 05/11. pic.twitter.com/1wGJEn2j54
— Harry Styles Updates (@TheHarrySource) November 5, 2017
A fan threw a rainbow flag onto the stage during his performance of his song “Woman,” in direct opposition to the song’s heteronormative storyline. Sporting a floral suit, the heartthrob draped the flag over his microphone stand and sang with it there for the remainder of the show.
But even that wasn’t the first time he’s shown the LGBTQ community some love during a concert. Back in 2015, Styles wore the pride flag as a cape during a One Direction show in New York. He also showed support for out NFL star Michael Sam by wearing the football player’s St. Louis Rams jersey during a 2014 One Direction show.
Earlier this year during an interview on French TV, Styles was asked about LGBTQ equality being political and his response was perfect. “That doesn’t feel like politics to me,” he said. “Stuff like equality feels much more fundamental. I feel like everyone is equal. That doesn’t feel like politics to me.”