'It was the gay community that loved me first. It feels good to come full circle and get back into that'
Oscar and Grammy award winning performer Jennifer Hudson has decided to really embrace her gay fan base during Gay Pride Month.
The Dreamgirls star will headline at the LA Pride festival in West Hollywood on 7 June and at Chicago Pride Fest on 21 June.
So what do her gay fans mean to her?
‘Oh, my God! I would have to say everything,’ Hudson tells GoPride.com.
‘That’s where I started. I always say it was the gay community that loved me first. It feels good to come full circle and get back into that. I am so excited!’
Hudson has been becoming more vocal about her connection to gay fans in recent years. In 2013, she performed Same Love with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and Mary Lambert on the VMAs.
And you know she’s on her way to becoming a gay icon since she has been embraced by the drag queens.
‘Oh, my God, so many!’ she says.
‘Any time it’s time for me to celebrate – if it’s Mother’s Day or a birthday or something where I say honor me (laughs), my friends go and always do a drag show. For my 30th birthday, it was a timeline of Jennifer drag queens. They went from (American Idol) all the way to now. They did a timeline of different performances and different appearances with different looks. I had a ball. Love that!’
Below is Hudson’s latest single Walk it Out: