Singer-songwriter Kesha urges viewers
to vote to protect LGBT rights in a new Why I Vote campaign video.
“In this election, especially, I feel
like you're choosing between someone who is promising to build walls
and someone who is hopeful,” Kesha said the 5-minute video. “And
if those are my two options, I definitely want to go with hope.”
She said that in high school she was
bullied and struggled with her own sexuality.
“I remember being bullied about what
I wore and what music I listened to,” Kesha
said. “I struggled finding my sexuality. I was just so
scared. 'What if I am gay? What does that mean? I already get
bullied – if I'm gay on top of this …?'”
“We need to protect the laws that
have been groundbreaking,” Kesha added, a reference to last year's
U.S. Supreme Court ruling that found that gay and lesbian couples
have a constitutional right to marry. “It's bigger than just who's
sitting in the White House.”
“I'm Kesha. And I vote to protect
equal rights for every human,” she concluded.