Lzzy Hale took to Instagram to proudly celebrate Pride Month as a member of the LGBTQ+ community.

The Halestorm singer began, “I’ve been approached by many outlets this month talking about pride … but I’m deciding to post this …straight from this lil bi – horse’s mouth.”

She continued, “I understood there was something different about me from an early age. Growing up in a semi-Christian household, all of the things I was feeling were inherently wrong. So I hid my bisexuality for a long time. It was through being in a band, getting out of organized religion, finding my tribe and trudging through the dark murky waters of life that I was then able to be truly comfortable owning all the things that make me…Me.”

Hale added, “I’m unapologetically bisexual. Navigating within my own spectrum of this tremendous rainbow that we are all a part of. What I hope to pass onto you, whether you are in a state of pride or still riding the high seas… is that by being your true self, embracing what makes you stand out to others, and owning your weird… these things ultimately become your superpowers. Your true self IS precious, no one can take it from you unless you let them. Wield it like a secret weapon.”

She concluded, “As far as I know…We only get one time around this ride. So, live and breathe every single part of you. The good, the bad, the colorful and the queer. Rock on motherf—ers! I celebrate you!”

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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights