For her new music video, "I Need a Woman to Love Me," longtime LGBT ally Kesha helped a lesbian couple tie the knot. The couple, Lindsay and Dani, are longtime fans who were inspired by how Kesha handled anti-LGBT protesters while performing at a Pride parade.
I've fought my entire life and career to fight for equality and I'll continue to do so forever. So proud to be part of #UniversalLove, I believe there should be love songs for EVERYONE!
Spread the love and listen to the full album here https://t.co/DQyBruTKII pic.twitter.com/tPxfTl8zL7
— kesha (@KeshaRose) April 7, 2018
"I Need a Woman to Love Me" is part of the upcoming LGBT celebratory album Universal Love, which includes same-sex anthems from Bob Dylan, St. Vincent, and Valerie June. The album was produced by MGM Resorts, where the ceremony in the video takes place. MGM Resorts had held same-sex commitment ceremonies more than a decade before marriage equality became law.
"When I was approached for this project, I instantly said yes," Kesha said regarding singing on the album, "It was a no-brainer."
— ks (@iiswhooiis) April 8, 2018
The album has been embraced with lots of joy, but also some criticism.
Listening to the #universallove EP on the way to work and @dcfc's Ben Gibbard's rendition of "And I Love Him" came on and suddenly I was sobbing. Incredibly how starved #LGBT are for representation and how important such a simple thing as a love song with the right pronouns is
— BldyTpcl #FBPE (@BldyTpcl) April 6, 2018
Buckle up for #UniversalLove
Equality and inclusion through music!
(ft. @KeshaRose @st_vincent @keleokereke @bobdylan @TheValerieJune and @dcfc ).
Celebrating the glamorous power of love.
It's as fierce as my hair, xoxo#UniversalLovehttps://t.co/081s2N2y8S pic.twitter.com/hHH0UM4QtG
— Amanda Lepore (@Amanda_Lepore) April 7, 2018
— Jamie (@jams1999) April 6, 2018
Okay the #UniversalLove album has some great moments (Annie Clark, Kele Okereke and Kesha) but here’s an idea: have actual queer people sing about queer love??? Not just two queer features on an album about queer love?
— gentle wizard (@sicknitton) April 6, 2018
At first #UniversalLove sounded like a great concept- but you don't make heteronormative love songs queer just by changing pronouns and getting a straight person to sing them... pic.twitter.com/rL7fSFTder
— Rowan Ellis (@HeyRowanEllis) April 7, 2018
Watch the moving video below.