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Paloma Faith’s child picked up a heartwarming message from Brighton Pride

"It's just love"

By Alastair James

Words: Alastair James; pictures: supplied

Following her headline slot at Brighton Pride over the weekend Paloma Faith had a heartwarming and encouraging conversation with her daughter and has shared details of what was said. 

Speaking to Yahoo Life UK the ‘Till I’m Done’ singer revealed her daughter had asked why Paloma kept referring to Pride as a “gay festival”. 

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“And I’m like, ‘Where men love men and women love women… and people – it doesn’t matter what they are – it’s just love’. It’s a festival and it’s all about just loving everyone for what they are and that’s okay,” Paloma says she explained.

Her daughter’s response to this: “From now on, don’t ever say he or she, I’m a person!” to which Paloma replied, “Damm right!”

The ‘Only Love Can Hurt Like This’ singer added: “All kids are better [than adults] Basically everything that I’ve ever learned, I learned from them because they just think in the way that we should think.”

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It’s an adorable and encouraging exchange that is hopefully an indicator of how future generations will continue to be more and more accepting of people for who they are. 

Elsewhere at Brighton, Saturday’s headliner ‘Lady Maralade’ herself, Christina Aguilera, delivered a powerhouse of a performance covering her iconic hits such as ‘Dirty’ and ‘Beautiful’. 

Xtina also used her slot as an opportunity to come out against Florida’s horrific ‘Don’t Say gay, Don’t Say Trans’ law, which was implemented at the beginning of July. 

It effectively bans discussions of LGBTQ topics, including sexuality and gender identity, in schools for children aged 5-9 as well as teaching that is considered “not age-appropriate” for other students.

Officially called the Parental Rights in Education bill, proponents have argued it is in defence of parents’ rights, although it has been widely criticised as incredibly homophobic with fears it could lead to greater stigma, internalised homophobia, discrimination, and even higher rates of suicides. 

The Attitude September/October issue is out now.