This article was published on September 23rd, 2012
The gays love their sexy divas! And one of the hottest diva’s who is quickly raising her profile in the LGBT community is none other than the fabulous Jessica Sutta.
In 2003, Jessica Sutta stormed the international pop music scene with the Pussy Cat Dolls. She built an amazing reputation as a singer, dancer, and entertainer. Her passion for music had her embark on a solo career, which has taken off, especially after her single, Show Me, was released in August 2011.
Since going solo, Jessica has aligned herself with the gay community. Not just because the gays love awesome pop music and know how to party, but because she really believes in LGBT rights.
“Pride events have really changed my life,” said Jessica as she described why she performs at so many gay pride events. “I love how strong the LGBT community is. Like the fight for civil rights, and the NOH8 Campaign. It’s an honour to be a part of that.”
But Jessica didn’t decide to target the gay community because of her music.
“Growing up, I had friend that were gay,” Jessica said as she described her long term connection to the LGBT community. “They described how they felt like outsiders. I hope in my next lifetime I come back as a gay man. People respect who they are. They have the courage. Being gay is one of the most difficult things in life.”
One of Jessica’s proudest moments in the LGBT community was performing at San Francisco Pride.
“I connected with the audience,” Jessica explained as she described the explosion of energy she felt being on stage, performing in front of thousands of cheering fans. “They got me. I got them. I started to cry as I was getting off the stage.” It was a big emotional moment for Jessica; a moment she will never forget.
Throughout the summer of 2012 Jessica attended and performed at LA Pride, Toronto Pride and Market Days in Chicago.
Jessica was particularily excited about Market Days in Chicago.
“Just got chills thinking about performing,” said Jessica. “Performing my new single, Make It Loud! I can’t wait.” And the crowed loved every moment of her August 11, 2012 performance.
The LGBT community has shown their love for Jessica and her music. They have supported her solo career and have invited her to attend and perform at many events across North America. The community looks to icons like Sutta to help raise the profile and awareness of LGBT rights and issues and to support the important causes they face.
Photos from Jessica Sutta’s live performance at Market Days in Chicago, August 11, 2012: