Pink: 6 amazing ally moments from the pop icon ahead of her tour

Ahead of Pink tickets going on sale we're looking back at her best ally moments.

Pink recently announced a huge headline UK and European tour for summer 2023.

The pop icon will head to stadiums and outdoor venues across the continent as part of her Summer Carnival Tour.

Fans can expect to hear some of her biggest hits alongside gravity-defying stunts and an extravagant set.

Since her debut in 2000, the singer has been a fierce ally for the LGBTQ+ community as well as providing us with bops, colourful music videos and amazing live shows for more than two decades

To mark the tour announcement, we’ve put together some of Pink’s best moments including when she’s been an incredible ally for the community.

You can check them out below, plus fans can get their hands on tickets for the tour from Ticketmaster.

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1. “Dear Mr. President”

One of Pink’s biggest ally moments is her track, “Dear Mr. President”, which became a queer anthem after it was released in 2006. It features vocals from the Indigo Girls, whose members, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers both identify as lesbians.

The track criticizes several areas of George W. Bush’s administration and terms in office, including the Iraq War, No Child Left Behind Act, opposition to gay marriage and the gay rights movement in general and perceived lack of empathy for poor and middle-class citizens.

The standout lyric for LGBTQ+ people is the line: “And what kind of father might hate his own daughter if she were gay.”

During a live recording at Wembley Arena the line receives a huge cheer from the crowd as a graphic in the background reads: “Gay marriages in Ohio: 0” and “Jobs lost in Ohio since 2001: 255,000”, which is the year Bush became president.

The song went on to become a top 10 hit in Australia, Germany, Belgium and Austria and was performed live across the I’m Not Dead Tour.

2. Pink receiving the Ally for Equality Award

The singer received the Ally for Equality Award at the 14th Annual Human Rights Campaign Nation Dinner in 2010 and opened her acceptance speech in the most Pink way.

She said: “I’m Alicia, I’m a Virgo, I’m 31, I’m gay,” to loud cheers and applause.

But after a pause she then goes on to say, “actually I’m not, but that doesn’t actually matter, my point is I would like the same boring response that I get from ‘hi I’m a Virgo’, I would like ‘hi I’m gay’ to elicit the same type of response”.

The singer also said: “I don’t want there to be gay marriage, I just want there to be happy marriage, and last marriage and healthy marriage. And I look forward to a day where we don’t have to talk about it.”

3. Pink’s discography

From “Raise Your Glass” to “Get the Party Started” and “So What” to “Trouble”, Pink has released some of the biggest pop hits of all time.

Her singles have become the soundtrack to Pride events and many people’s queer lives from the feel-good lyrics like “raise your glass if you were wrong” to the more emotional moments.

This includes the likes of “Family Portrait”, “Who Knew”, “What About Us” and “Try”, there’s always a Pink song for every moment and every mood that many LGBTQ+ have connected to.

4. Her MTV Video Vanguard Award acceptance speech

In her inspiring acceptance speech for the MTV Video Vanguard Award, the singer noted a number of LGBTQ+ artists who “wave their flag and inspire the rest of us”.

She recounts a conversation with her daughter Willow, who said to her “I’m the ugliest girl I know”. And the singer responded with a PowerPoint presentation featuring androgynous artists who “live their truth and are probably made fun of every day of their life” including George Michael, Elton John and Freddie Mercury.

She added that when people make fun of her appearance, they call her “too masculine”, that she “looks like a boy” and that her “body is too strong” but said “we don’t change, we take the gravel and the shell, and we make a pearl”.

“We help other people to change, so that they can see more kinds of beauty,” Pink said.

5. Pink saying she’s an ‘honourary lesbian’

Pink has a dedicated LGBTQ+ fan base.

Pink has a dedicated LGBTQ+ fan base. (DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty)

In 2012 while promoting her album, The Truth About Love, Pink spoke about her dedicated LGBTQ+ fanbase in an interview with The Advocate, joking that she’s an “honourary lesbian”.

She said: “They’ve been the most loyal part of what I do. They’ve been my most loyal friends, to be honest. I’ve had a lot of my gay boys around, but my gay girls are my rootstalk.

“They’re my honesty in an ocean of bulls**t. I should be gay by the way that I look and the way that I am. I just happen to not be. But it just makes perfect and complete sense.”

Of her diverse following, she added: “I just feel like it’s bringing people together and it’s rad.”

The singer also shot down tabloid rumours about her sexuality, with some reporting that she’s bisexual. She said: “That wasn’t my truth, and I like truth. I like absolute truth.”

6. Cher played God in Pink’s music video

In 2021 Pink released the music video for her song “All I Know So Far” and it featured none other than fellow gay icon Cher, who literally plays God.

Talking about the music video Pink said: “This song was written as a letter to my daughter. And this video is a culmination of working with Dave Meyers over the last 22 years. In all ways, it’s a full circle moment!”

While Cher tweeted about her appearance, saying: “I’m so proud to be in Pink’s video, she is a great artist and has made it through the jungle to be ‘Pink’ on her own terms! In many ways this is my struggle to be who I am… in many ways it’s every woman’s struggle.”

How to get tickets for Pink’s 2023 tour

Fans can get their hands on tickets for Pink’s huge European summer tour from 10am on 14 October via Ticketmaster.

While a presale takes place from 10am on 12 October also on Ticketmaster.

The tour will start at the University of Bolton Stadium on 7 June and head to Sunderland, Birmingham, Paris, Berlin, Vienna, Warsaw and Koln to name a few.

She’ll also headline two nights at Hyde Park as part of the British Summer Time festival on 24-25 June.

The singer added a second date at the iconic venue before tickets even went on general sale due to demand.