In Their Words: “Until our love is accepted as universally as everyone else’s, LGBTQ+ love songs will, by their very existence, be protest songs. ‘Six Feet Apart’ is a snapshot of the current time: love in the time of a pandemic. It’s about actively making the choice to turn away from fear and lean in to one another. For LGBTQ+ people, Pride is a time to celebrate who we are and how we express, identify, and love. It’s a time for us to lean into our community. Right now, we aren’t able to gather in-person but we don’t cancel Pride — we adapt. This would have been our third year of the national Pride tour — Singing OUT — and when social distancing threatened to cancel all our in-person shows, we went virtual. As our song says ‘six feet apart won’t stop us,’ and it won’t stop the Singing OUT Tour either.” — Crys Matthews & Heather Mae
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