Lauren Jauregui has had quite the difficult week. Pictures of the singer were leaked online last week of her kissing another girl at a wedding, and fans were quick to jump to her defense over the major invasion of privacy.

The Fifth Harmony singer has remained quiet since then on the subject matter, but has chosen to address her sexuality in an open letter regarding the recent presidential election.

Lauren in her essay wrote, “I am a bisexual Cuban-American woman and I am so proud of it. I am proud to be part of a community that only projects love and education and the support of one another.”

It’s so great to see Lauren be so open about her sexuality, and fans were just as impressed and proud. Not too longer after the essay was published, the hashtag #WeAreProudOfYouLauren began trending on Twitter and with tweets praising the singer.

The hashtag even became the #1 trending topic worldwide! Not long after, The singer shared a tweet, thanking fans for all the support she’s been receiving.

We applaud Lauren for being so brave, and using her platform to not only inspire others but bring awareness to important political issues. Way to go, Lauren!

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