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Miranda Lambert Reveals How Her Brother Helped Her Become a LGBTQ+ Ally

Miranda Lambert Reveals How Her Brother Helped Her Become a LGBTQ+ Ally

Miranda Lambert is a loud and proud ally of the LGBTQ+ community.

The 37-year-old country music star spoke out in an interview with GLAAD about her new song and remix (“Tequila Does (Telemitry Remix)”) and her commitment to being an ally to the community.

Here’s what she had to say…

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On feeling inspired by her brother, Luke, to make the “Tequila Does” remix and video: “I was a little nervous because I had never done anything like that, so I sent it to my brother Luke, his husband Marc and all of their friends, because that is their vibe – they are dancers, they go to club…and I was like, ‘How is this, tell me the honest truth because if you hate it, it goes away forever.’ He said ‘I love this and you should put it out!’ So it gave me the confidence, they totally pushed me over the edge!”

On asking husband, Brendan McLoughlin, and his brothers to appear in the video: “They literally asked me what to wear and I said ‘not a lot! If you’ve got it, flaunt it!’ I was worried about my brothers in law – I was like do you think Patrick and Casey will come and do this? But it was a lot of family and that made it more fun and more special. It was coming together with Brendan‘s brothers, my brother and his LGBTQ family, and I also feel like as a country artist I get to lift them up and stand on that platform with them, and it makes me so happy! All kinds of kinds were in this video! It makes me really proud and humble.”

On learning from her brother and being a vocal LGBTQ ally: “I do think we are in a moment of change and I have so much to learn. I am always sensitive, I always call my brother because I want to make sure I say the right things…I know I am uneducated, but I am full of love. Being in a family where I am surrounded by LGBTQ people, it has me learning and figuring out how I can be a part of the change and still be the same person I have been as an artist for 20 years. I don’t see why those worlds can’t mesh. I speak up about things I care about! If I can be a part of this change in any way…I always want to do that.”

On her brother’s coming out: “For a family, you all go through that together, you support in whatever way you can. It is a journey. We have come a long way from him struggling and figuring that out to now being in this video with me. It’s been a really cool sibling bonding for us, and for our family. It’s not an easy road all of the time, so this whole process of being with Luke and all of his friends, they come to my shows and they teach me a lot. More importantly, it is being with great people and loving them, no matter what shape, size, color, or anything!”

She also just performed the song at a huge event!

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