These artists made history for the LGBTQ+ community.
The 65th Annual Grammy Awards had the gays living with Beyoncé's shout-out to the queer community, Sam Smith & Kim Petras' historic performance, and of course... the fashion.
But before the Grammys kicked off at Crypto Arena in Los Angeles, the stars made their way down the red carpet to chat with Out's Ricky Cornish.
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Brandi Carlile led the charge for LGBTQ+ artists with seven nominations and ultimately taking home three awards. Representing the community on a mainstream platform is very important to Carlile.
"It means everything. It is my first priority. It is my upmost, loving obligation," Carlile tells Out.
Carlile walked the carpet with her wife, Catherine Shepherd, who later introduced the singer's performance on the Grammy stage.
"I just know how much it means to her. It's just so important. The visibility is so important for our community. We're just so proud to be representing [and] to have that platform is an incredible honor," Shepherd adds.
Other notable LGBTQ+ couples hit the Grammy red carpet, including Pentatonix's Scott Hoying and his fiancé Mark Manio.
"I love to see so much queer representation around this carpet. I love being part of moving the needle in anyway possible. That's why I really wanted Mark to come on the carpet with me. I wanted to show our love and normalize it for people who still may be behind. It's just an incredible experience. I'm so happy to be here," Hoying says.
Also, country star T.J. Osborne walked the carpet with his adorable boyfriend Abi Ventura.
"Living in my own skin and truly being myself... it's such an incredibly freeing experience. I have people around me who are supportive. For the country community, there's a lot of conservative fans and some of them probably don't like me, but I don't really care. I try to focus on the people that do. I'm happy. That's the biggest thing," Osborne says.
Aside from the beautiful couples, multiple winners and nominees share their gratitude for the LGBTQ+ community's support and love.
"I just want to tell all my gays out there I love you so much for supporting me, for coming up to me when I'm out and showing me love. I love you more than you know. You are amazing and don't let anybody tell you anything else," Bebe Rexha says.
"I have a sister who is part of the community and it's always been really important for me to make everybody feel welcome. Everybody is welcome at my show. Love is love and it makes me so happy that they connect with my music," Carly Pearce adds.
"Shout out to the gays. I love you," Shania Twain says.
Omar Apollo closed out the red carpet with a piece of advice for queer people struggling to come to terms with their gender and/or sexuality.
"Come out at your own pace. Tell the people that you love first. You don't have to rush. You don't have to tell anybody if you don't want to," Omar Apollo says.
TikTok star Dylan Mulvaney shared her aspirations for more LGBTQ+ representation at future award shows, including the Grammys.
"I want to see this place filled with trans people and queer people and diversity. I just think that we're going in the right direction, but we've got a lot of moves still to make," Mulvaney concludes.
To end the night, Kim Petras gave some love to Out Magazine as she talked to the press after making history as the first trans woman to win Best Pop Group/Duo Performance with Sam Smith for "Unholy." Check out the clip below!
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