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JoJo Siwa shares adorable first photos with girlfriend on their anniversary

JoJo Siwa hugs her girlfriend

JoJo Siwa introduced to the world her girlfriend. (Instagram/@itsjojosiwa)

JoJo Siwa reminded the world that, no, love is in fact not dead after all as she shared adorable photographs of her and her girlfriend.

The Masked Singer US star, who announced she is queer last month, introduced to the world her girlfriend as they celebrated their one-month anniversary.

The 17-year-old said she’s never been happier as she showed snaps of the pair wearing onesies, singing and cuddling in an Instagram post uploaded Monday night (8 February).

“After being my best friend for over a year, 8 January 2021 I got to start calling this exceptional human my girlfriend,” she wrote.

“And since then I’ve been the happiest I have ever been! She seriously is the most loving, supportive, happiest, protective, and just the most beautiful perfect person in the world.

“And I get to call her mine! Happy one month to my girl! I love you more and more every day!”

JoJo Siwa says she has ‘most beautiful girlfriend in the whole world’

It comes after the Nickoledon legend revealed last week that her “perfect girlfriend” was “super encouraging” when she decided to come out publicly.

She came out as LGBT+ by sharing a photograph of herself wearing a t-shirt that said “best gay cousin ever”, confirming fan speculation after she danced on TikTok to Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way”.

In an interview on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, she hailed her partner as the “the most amazing, wonderful, perfect, most beautiful girlfriend in the whole world”.

“About 10 minutes before I came out to do this interview today, I was on the phone with my girl and I started crying and she was like, ‘What’s wrong with you?’” she added.

“And I was like, ‘I’m just so happy because now I get to share what makes me the happiest with the world and it makes my heart so happy’.”

 

Biden recognizes 50th anniversary of LGBTQ Pride Month

Biden recognizes 50th anniversary of LGBTQ Pride Month

Joe Biden issued a statement on June 1 recognizing Pride Month, saying “much work remains” to advance LGBTQ people despite the progress made after the first Pride 50 years ago in memorial of the Stonewall riots.

“Despite our progress, much work remains,” Biden wrote. “As our nation grapples with the uncomfortable truths of systemic racism, a devastating pandemic that’s claimed more than 100,000 lives in the United States and left more than 40 million people filing for unemployment, and a president that’s waged an all-out assault on the rights of our most vulnerable, including LGBTQ+ people, we are reminded of why those first brave souls took to the streets to march 50 years ago.

“Pride has come to be recognized as a global movement of love, self-expression, and community — resilient in the face of oppression and fear and hopeful for a better future,” Biden wrote. “This month, let us recommit to those principles of Pride and remain steadfast in the fight for justice and equality.”

Biden also invoked the memories of LGBTQ activists who have died in recent weeks: Larry Kramer, a gay rights pioneer and AIDS activist who founded ACT Up; Aimee Stephens, a transgender plaintiff in lawsuit before the Supreme Court that will decide whether federal civil rights law applies to LGBTQ people; and Lorena Borjas, a transgender immigrant activist.

Biden also cites the anti-LGBTQ policies of the Trump administration, such as the transgender military ban, as well as condemning Trump and Vice President Mike Pence for having “given safe harbor to white supremacists and other forms of hate.”

In contrast, Biden expresses commitment to LGBTQ legislation known as the Equality Act pending before Congress and says he’ll take “swift action to reverse” the Trump administration’s anti-LGBTQ policies.

Last week, the White House issued five proclamations from Trump designating June as Great Outdoors Month, African-American Music Appreciation Month, National Homeownership Month, National Ocean Month and National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, but nothing on Pride Month.

via Washington Blade