“When Pride is over, it’s not safe to be gay anymore,” Halsey said at her show while paying tribute to the lesbian couple who were viciously attacked on a London bus.
According to the Gay Times, “During her performance at the Electric Ballroom in Camden, North London, Halsey came out wearing a photo of the couple – which was taken shortly after the attack – on the front of her shirt. On the back it read ‘FUCK YOUR STRAIGHT PRIDE.’”
“Do you guys see the two young women on my shirt?” she asked the audience. “Do you know who they are? The two people on my shirt are a young couple called Melania and Chris.
“And a couple nights ago, right here, they were assaulted because they’re lesbians.”
Upon seeing the back of her shirt, the crowd chanted to the American singer-songwriter: “Fuck your Straight Pride.”
She passionately continued: “The sharp reality is, after the Pride parades are over and after the bars close their Pride nights, when the glitter is being swept out of the streets, a lot of people get on those trains and they get on those buses and try to wash the glitter off their bodies.
“They peel the stickers off their clothes, because when Pride is over, it’s not safe to be gay anymore, because they are worried that someone is going to viciously assault them or viciously attack them.”
Halsey then launched an attack on the right-wing bigots who called for a ‘Straight Pride’ parade.
“So, when people around the world ask them: “Why isn’t there a ‘Straight Pride’ parade?” The answer is, because if there was one, you wouldn’t have to get on the bus and be terrified of getting fucking beaten up or killed afterwards.
Halsey, who is openly bisexual, has continuously fought for LGBTQ representation throughout her career.