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Maren Morris shares she introduced her son to drag queens at Love Rising benefit concert

Various artists and LGBTQ+ allies came together on Monday in support for the LGBTQ+ community in Tennessee. The Love Rising benefit concert featured acts like Allison Russell, Brothers Osborne, Jason Isbell, Maren Morris, Hayley Williams and Yola, among others

The concert was formed to celebrate “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Additionally, ticketholders helped to raise money benefiting the Tennessee Equality Project, Inclusion Tennessee, OUT Memphis and The Tennessee Pride Chamber. 

In an Instagram post Tuesday, the country singer shared photos from her performance with the caption, "And yes, I introduced my son to some drag queens today, so Tennessee, fucking arrest me."



“Love rose up. Thank you Nashville, the gorgeous Queens and the LGBTQ+ community for showing up last night,” Morris said her social media post. “A lot of healing happened and it won’t be forgotten.” 

Tennessee’s ban on “adult cabaret performances” prohibits drag performers from performing in public spaces or in front of minors. Ultimately events like outdoor drug brunches, drag performances at Pride parades and Drag Queen Story Hour sessions are outlawed. 

While many of the artists on the concert roster have previously voiced their support for the LGBTQ+ community, country artist Maren Morris has been particularly outspoken about her ally ship. 

Morris drew headlines when she feuded with Jason Aldean's wife Brittany about some transphobic comments that Brittany made on her social media account. 

The fiery exchange ultimately led Morris to launch a limited-edition t-shirt line dividing the proceeds between the Trans Lifeline and the GLAAD Transgender Media Program. The shirt raised $100,000 for trans organizations in just one day.


Meanwhile, lead vocalist of Paramore, Hayley Williams also shared her thoughts in light of the state's legislation. 

 “As so honored to get to be part of the Love Rising event last night. There is still hope for our LGBT+ friends/family/community in Nashville & TN,” Williams wrote on her Instagram story Tuesday sharing a photo of her performance. “I know I needed reminding and this event did just that.” 

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