Oprah and Adele are Allies

Before we leave California, Oprah Winfrey posted a Pride Month message.  “It was 35 years ago that my younger brother, Jeffrey Lee, died from AIDS.  He was 29 years old.  The year was 1989 and the world was an extremely cruel place – not just for people suffering from AIDS, but also for LGBTQ people in general.  I often think if he’d lived, he’d be so amazed at how much the world has changed.  That there actually is gay marriage and a Pride month.  How different his life might have been had he lived in a world that saw and appreciated him for who he was rather than attempting to shame him for his sexuality.  I believe that every single person has the right to love who they want to love and be the person they most want to be.  My hope for you is that you are living a life that feels authentic to you and that you have the support around you to do so, no matter your sexuality.  Whether or not you’re celebrating Pride this month…or always, I wish for you the continued freedom to rise to your truest, highest expression of yourself as a human being.”


Working our way east, let’s take a pit stop in Las Vegas, where the successful Weekends with Adele residency continues at Caesars Palace.  Last week, a guy yelled out, “Pride sucks!”  Well, that stopped our diva in her tracks.  Perched on the piano bench, she retorted, “Did you come to my fucking show to say ‘Pride sucks’?  Are you fucking stupid?  Don’t be so fucking ridiculous.  If you have nothing nice to say, shut up, alright?”  As it happens, the incident was caught on video, which you can see on BillyMasters.com.

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