Why David Archuleta’s Pride Month Statement Matters

The difficult reality is that, as far as we’ve come in regard to LGBTQ+ rights and acceptance, there is still a long way to go. Many individuals and groups are still anti-LGBT, which is something that is especially challenging for people who identify both as religious and LGBT.

And, unfortunately, like with most taboos, this is something that is rarely talked about, making it all the more difficult for queer religious people, who might feel even more isolated due to the lack of conversation and representation of their experience.

That’s why so many people took notice of a certain Instagram post published this week. David Archuleta, an American singer-songwriter known primarily for taking the runner-up position in season seven of American Idol, opened up on his Instagram about his religion and sexuality, penning a deeply personal post.

In the caption, he wrote,” Idk what to make of it and I don’t have all the answers. I just invite you to please consider making room to be more understanding and compassionate to those who are LGBTQIA+, and those who are a part of that community and trying to find that balance with their faith which also is a huge part of their identity like myself.”

Read the entire post below to see how touching and important it is for yourself.