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Hilary Duff Owes The LGBTQ+ Community “Everything”

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Hilary Duff has taken the time to thank the LGBTQ+ community in particular for their support over the years.

In an interview with Gay Times, Duff reveals that she felt the support from the queer community as early as her Lizzie McGuire days.

“More so when I started my music career, then probably when Dignity came out, when I started leaning into a little less rocker and a little more glam vibes!” she said.

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“I was like ‘Oh my God, this is a wild wild scene!’ and they were so much fun,” Duff said, thinking back on a show at G.A.Y in London.

“I really feel like the whole entire gay community supported me from the very, very beginning when nobody would take me seriously as a singer.” She adds: “So I feel like I owe the community everything.”

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“I feel really lucky, because I can’t tell you the amount of times people have come up to me and been like ‘You helped me come out,’ ‘You helped me this,’ ‘You helped me that,’ when I’m writing an album or singing a song, you don’t really realise all the people you’re touching.

“But that particular community is just so vocal for my career, being there since Lizzie [McGuire].

Lizzie really hit at a time where they were forming who they were, and for whatever reason they felt like she was a safe space or I was a safe space to be right there along with it, confide in or be a friend to. And for that I’m extremely grateful.”

Hilary is officially back on TV screens as she leads the How I Met Your Mother sequel.

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How I Met Your Father is now streaming on Hulu, with the first two episodes available.

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