Paula Abdul Talks About Her ‘Love Affair’ With the LGBTQ Community

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“The community always stood behind me and it has been a beautiful, beautiful relationship, My family is filled with members of the LGBTQ+ community.”

Just before her appearance in Palm Springs’ iconic White Party, Paula Abdul gave an interview to Instinct Magazine, talking about her LGBTQ fans.

“It is a mutual love affair,” Abdul said. “For me, it started way back when I was becoming a big choreographer. I was working with so many dancers who were my extended family. It was a beautiful thing to see that I got respect from the community, even when I was doing a job that didn’t have me front and center. I feel like it’s been going on for decades and decades and I certainly would not have the career that I have without the community, I have been so close with the community and I have lost so many beautiful gems along the way.”

It’s certainly going both ways. It seems like Paula Abdul has been speaking to and about her LGBTQ fans in forever. Last year she posted on her Facebook page countless images and info about LGBTQ organizations

“There is a mutual love and appreciation and for me, no one started their career like I did,” Abdul says. “I started below the line working to help other artists to take flight. So to be able to witness behind the scenes and in front, has been a different career than most would take. I never had anyone that I could call up and say “how was this like for you when this happened” because it was very different and very strange in so many ways. The community though, always stood behind me and it has been a beautiful, beautiful relationship, My family is filled with members of the LGBTQ+ community.”

Abdul also said she’s working on new music. “I am going to be heading back to Las Vegas as well and doing my residency,” she revealed. “I have an HBO Max show that I am working on called Made For Love, I just filmed Season 2 and that will be airing soon. MC Scat Kat is also in a Disney movie with a cameo for The Adventues of Chip and Dale! In between all of that, I will be recording.”