Kylie Sonique Love and Drag Race alumni present “True Colors” music video reboot in support of the trans and drag communities ahead of Pride Month
RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars season six winner Kylie Sonique Love has recreated Cyndi Lauper’s 1986 hit song “True Colors” in a music video to stand in support, celebration and solidarity with the trans and drag communities. In addition to being a queer anthem and classic choice for drag lip sync performances, “True Colors” is a popular track at LGBTQ+ wedding receptions. We love seeing this new music video celebrating the song and its message!
Love, who is the first trans woman to win Drag Race, is joined by eleven other drag performers, representing the different colors in the Equality Flag. “Coming together with my RuPaul peers to recreate Cyndi Lauper’s iconic ‘True Colors’ video has been an empowering experience,” says Love, who will perform the song live June 3 at the upcoming OUTLOUD Music Festival at WeHo Pride in California. “Our community has faced many hardships this year and showing queer joy and pride in its truest form has never been more important.”
With Pride month approaching amidst a deluge of more than 490 anti-trans and anti-drag bills being legislated across the country, it is particularly important to stand up and celebrate the true colors of everyone in the LGBTQ+ community—especially trans, nonbinary, and gender-diverse folks, who are being directly targeted by these bills, and BIPOC queer and trans individuals, who face alarmingly disproportionate rates of discrimination and violence. Equally Wed stands with trans and gender-diverse communities, and it is our mission as a nonbinary- and queer-owned publication to represent and platform a truly diverse and inclusive array of stories.
In addition to being a celebration of inclusivity and promoting queer artistry, the new “True Colors” video sends a message of support to all those impacted by the anti-drag and anti-trans legislation. “We see you, we hear you and we stand with you,” says Love. “We truly believe in the song’s message of ‘staying true to yourself,’ even in the face of hardship.”
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