Singer-songwriter and actress Hayley Kiyoko recently posted several pro-LGBTQ+ posts that sent waves throughout the interwebs.
The former Disney star, whose outspoken support for the LGBTQ+ earned her the moniker “Lesbian Jesus”, ignited a ruckus online after posting never-before-seen, behind-the-scenes footage and images from her previous music video shoots.
Last year’s fan favorite video titled “Gravel To Tempo” saw the multi-talented Japanese American artist with a group of female students who appear to have caught her attention.
Many of Kiyoko’s fans took a liking to one of the students, a character named Blake, who many have simply dubbed as the “Headphones Girl”.
Many have since been clamoring for a reunion video where the character, played by actress Chanel Celaya, would be paired romantically with Kiyoko to continue their story.
To the delight of her fans, Kiyoko uploaded one special video, among several clips and images, where she shares a sweet kiss with “Headphones Girl” on Instagram Story with the caption “Blake 4 the win”.
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Hayley, who has been very open about her own sexuality, received mostly positive reactions from her followers who thanked her for being supportive of her fans in the LGBTQ+ community.
Kiyoko, who has been very vocal of her stand on gender issues, recently revealed in an interview with Billboard how she eventually became conscious of using her platform in music to empower and help the LGBTQ+ community.
“For me, I never set out to do that. I wasn’t like, ‘I’m going to be a musician, and this is going to be my message.’ I did think that as I continued to grow as an artist I would be in the public eye,” the 26-year-old was quoted as saying.
“I didn’t think that I would have as much meaning and purpose, though, so that’s been an amazing gift. It’s given me purpose. Not only can I write music I love, but I can help people get through life and promote that positivity in there.”
She also penned a love letter to the LGBTQ+ community earlier this year expressing appreciation for their support.
“I’m grateful to the LGBTQ community for giving me the courage to write music about who I am and not just about my sexual orientation. Every day, whether it’s online or in person, I witness the compassion and acceptance within the community, which inspires me to share my personal experiences through my music,” Kiyoko wrote.
“It’s wonderful to see parents come together and openly support their LGBTQ kids at my shows. A dad once told me to ‘keep singing from my heart’ because it meant the world to him and his daughter. By showing and celebrating our pride it pushes society to accept one another and inspire people to come together.”
Kiyoko also recently released a new music video for her song “Feelings”: