In a new interview with Colorado Springs Independent, JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford spoke about the discrimination that the LGBTQ community still faces.
“The world is always evolving. And I don’t think we should let ourselves be duped by the idea that leaders are going to take us to this place or that place. I think we have to do what we need to do for ourselves.
“The great thing about the American style of democracy is that the person in the White House changes every four years, or at least every eight years, which is nothing compared to a lifetime.
“I feel that the LGBTQ community is being completely and utterly ignored right now by this current administration. And I think that’s unforgivable. So I applaud the Equality Act that Nancy [Pelosi] and Chuck [Schumer] and everybody passed recently.
“Having said that, you know, it’s a slog. But we have this song on last year’s PRIEST album called ‘No Surrender’. And that’s what it is, you know. Life should be about no surrender, life should be about never giving up and never giving in. And when a mass of millions of people in this great country is, on the surface, being ignored completely, I think that really pisses us off. But it also makes us stronger, it makes us more energized. It gives us more strength and power to deal with what needs to be dealt with.”