Miranda Lambert was happier than ever while attending her first Pride Parade in New York City this summer. Lambert says she wept when her brother, Luke Lambert, gave her permission to publicly post photos of herself with her husband, Brendan McLoughlin alongside him and his husband at the LGBTQ celebration.
In an interview with Pride Source, Lambert said it was "the happiest day" adding, "I've never seen that many people in that great of a mood in one place in my life. It was so cool, and there was glitter and rainbows everywhere."
Along with the smiles came a few tears for Lambert as she says it was very emotional when Luke allowed her to share photos to her 3.7 million followers.
"It was so special, and when he was giving me permission to post about it, we both cried because it was such a big moment," Lambert shares. "I see now, talking about it, why it’s a big moment for other people: because it was a big moment for us too. So I’m just glad that he was OK with that, and we could share that moment and be supportive of each other no matter what we’re doing or who we are."
After posting the photo Lambert was surprised when some fans expressed disapproval. "I didn't even realize it was making a statement 'cause I just thought it was normal, and I guess what I mean by that is, I didn't think it was stepping out of bounds or anything because to me it's all the same, it doesn't matter," she explains. "And I was just there celebrating with my brother and his husband and having a great time."
Lambert says that she's always supported her brother from the moment he came out to her. "I support him 100 percent in whatever he does. He is a brilliant individual and the most amazing person, and just so genuine," she says. The country singer goes on to explain that her brother, although he's not a country music fan, does approve of her new album Wildcard, which she says "meant a lot coming from him."
The "It All Comes Out In The Wash" singer has always been a supporter of the LGBTQ community, even in her hometown of Lindale, Texas. Lambert says her first interaction with the community came through drama in high school where she met "the absolute sweetest, coolest, most creative people who were a couple of the gay guys in drama."
Throughout her career, Lambert has been able to show her support for the LGBTQ community in smaller ways. She says her two songs, "All Kinds Of Kinds" and "Heart Like Mine" both have a message of acceptance.
Lambert says she doesn't let negative comments or disapproval from fans stop her from showing her support. "I just don’t let those affect me," she says, adding, "But I also know that if you’re polarizing, you must have an impact. Can’t be loved by everybody. So I try to take the good and run with that."
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