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Madonna’s “I Rise” may be the pride anthem that we all need this summer

Madonna’s “I Rise” may be the pride anthem that we all need this summer

With every new Madonna era, fans are consistently clamoring to see how the Material Girl will be reinventing herself. Could it be a disco queen for the new generation (Confessions On A Dance Floor) or quite possibly be an electrified country queen (Music)? This time around, we just may be getting a version of Madonna that is matched very closely with the young girl who first landed in New York and started a love affair with the LGBT community immediately, The same girl that according to lore, landed in New York City with thirty five dollars and said to a taxi cab driver “take me to the center of everything”.

All arrows are now pointing to Madame X quite possibly, being Madonna’s ultimate love letter to the LGBT community. Kicking off with her surprise appearance at The Stonewall Inn in New York City on New Year’s Eve, Madonna said this to a crowd of well over one hundred people packed into the landmark establishment: “Fifty years of sacrifice, 50 years of standing up to discrimination, hatred, and worst of all, indifference. And it all started here, at Stonewall,” concluding with “let us never forget the Stonewall riots and those who bravely stood up and said- ‘Enough!’ Words like these ring beyond truthful from the Material Girl; so much so, she was deemed a Stonewall Ambassador, supporting Stonewall Day & the 50th Anniversary of Stonewalll.

Pride anthem

Then there were the drag queens. Several months ago, word leaked that RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 4 co-winner Monet X Change would be appearing in “a new Madonna video” (resulting in a very public dust up with a former tour company that she had been a part of). During the resulting press, other queens started to leak that they also had been asked to appear in the video, including Season 4 provocateur Phi Phi O’Hara.

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