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Jussie Smollett praises LGBT love in ‘Freedom’ music video

the actor/singer came out as gay in 2015

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Jussie Smollett has released the music video for “Freedom,” which features a same-sex couple celebrating their love for each other.

Tika Sumpter and Cynthia Erivo portray a lesbian couple who enjoy each other’s company throughout the video. At the end, the couple attends a party with gay and straight couples finding freedom in their love for each other.

“This video is about love. I wanted to show two people doing the everyday things that every single couple does,” Smollett said in a statement. “I see nothing but beauty through the eyes of these characters we’ve created. I hope everyone else does as well. Love is freedom. Freedom is love.”

“Freedom” is the first single from his debut studio album which will be released later this year.

Smollett came out as gay on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” in 2015. He plays out gay singer Jamal Lyon on the Fox drama-musical series “Empire.”

Watch below.

Freedom by Jussie Smollett on VEVO.

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PHOTOS: Task Force Gala Kick-Off

National LGBTQ organization holds event in Golden Beach

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National LGBTQ Task Force Executive Director Kierra Johnson, on left, presents a donation to LGBTQ+ Equity Fund members Rebecca Fishman and David Jobin. (Photo by Dale Stine)

The National LGBTQ Task Force held its 2024 National Gala Kick-Off Event at the Loggia Beach Park Pavilion in Golden Beach, Fla. on Tuesday, June 18. Task Force Executive Director Kierra Johnson presented the organization’s annual donation to the LGBTQ+ Equity Fund. Roger Thomson and Jim Tyrrell were the recipients of the Eddy McIntyre Community Service Award.

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PHOTOS: Frederick Pride

Gov. Wes Moore speaks at annual LGBTQ celebration

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Former Miss Gay Maryland America Maranda Rights entertains at Frederick Pride on Saturday. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

The 2024 Frederick Pride Festival was held at Carroll Creek Linear Park in Frederick, Md. on Saturday, June 22. Thousands attended the 11th annual event despite high temperatures. Gov. Wes Moore was among the speakers at the main stage.

(Washington Blade photos by Michael Key)

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PHOTOS: Baltimore Pride in the Park

Annual celebration featured vendors, performers

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Baltimore Pride in the Park was held at Druid Hill Park on Sunday, June 16.

(Washington Blade photos by Linus Berggren)

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