Lzzy Hale has shared a powerful and personal message in celebration of Pride Month. The Halestorm singer-guitarist wrote on Instagram, “I’m unapologetically bisexual,” after mentioning that she hid her “bisexuality for a long time.”
While it’s not the first time that Lzzy has spoken about being bisexual, her new social post served as a direct message to her fans about embracing their sexuality. Last year, during a Twitter Q&A session, when a fan mentioned that it was not easy living as a gay man in the Bahamas, Lzzy responded, “You are living your truth … and that’s all that matters. I’m a bi gal in an 18-year relationship with a man. We write our own stories, my dear.”
Lzzy, who has been in a long-term relationship with Halestorm guitarist Joe Hottinger, took to Instagram on Wednesday night to write the following:
“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.
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.
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.
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**kers! I celebrate you!
Halestorm are also celebrating their new album, Back From the Dead, with extensive touring mapped out for 2022. The band recently completed a Spring US run, but also have Summer and Fall US outings set for this year.
The Summer trek features special guests The Pretty Reckless, with support from Lilith Czar and The Warning, while the Fall jaunt includes opening acts The Warning and New Years Day. Pick up tickets to Halestorm’s upcoming shows via Ticketmaster.
See Lzzy Hale’s full Instagram post in celebration of Pride Month below, followed by our recent multi-part video Zoom interview in which she spoke about the power of women in hard rock and discussed the band’s new Back From the Dead album.
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