Madonna Supports IDAHOT 2017 While Posting Adorable Snap Of Twin Daughters
Madonna is showing her support for IDAHOT 2017 – International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.
The 58-year old songstress took to Twitter yesterday to embrace the worldwide celebration.
Posting a snap of her recently adopted twin daughters, Esther and Stella, the singer wrote,
“#LoveIsLove #IDAHOT” along with a multicoloured love heart emoji.
— Madonna (@Madonna) May 17, 2017
Madonna is one of pop culture’s greatest ‘gay icons’.
During the ’80s and ’90s, her chart-topping songs were filled with pro-gay lyrics, particularly at the height of the AIDS crisis.
And the ‘Material Girl’ singer has been a big part of the LGBT community ever since.
For many years, the pop icon has been advocating for things like same-sex marriages and equal rights.
She’s showed a lot of passion throughout her career to end discrimination against homosexuals.
And it seems she now supports IDAHOT as a way of bringing awareness to an on-going problem.
The day, which has been celebrated on May 17 every year since 2004, aims to “draw the attention of… the media, the public, opinion leaders and local authorities to the alarming situation faced by lesbian, gay, bisexuals, transgender and intersex people and all those who do not conform to majority sexual and gender norms.”
Madonna’s latest tweet shows her youngest daughters whom she adopted in February from Malawi.
The singer first heard about the four-year old siblings when she was doing charity work in the East African country.
She reportedly felt ‘compelled’ to adopt them after learning about their troubled upbringing.
The twin girls were taken in as orphans when their mother died shortly after child birth.
Their dad then left them to re-marry another woman and their grandmother couldn’t cope with looking after so many children at once.
Madonna now has six children – Lourdes, Rocco, Mercy James, David Banda, Esther and Stella.