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LGBTQ Community Mourns Passing of Ally Aretha

The LGBTQ Community Mourns Aretha Franklin's Passing

She lifted us all up with her voice and friendship.

Queen of Soul and LGBTQ advocate Aretha Franklin is dead at 76. The icon famously sang at a prominent gay couple's wedding in 2011 and her discography provided a number of anthems for queer listeners.

Now, a number of fans have taken to the internet to give Aretha a proper goodbye. Here are some of our favorite farewells.

Aretha's messages of demanding respect for oneself was deeply invigorating for many LGBTQ youths, encouraging them to advocate for equal treatment in the face of prejudice. Her intersectional power empowered others.

Rest in respect, Aretha Franklin!

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