In June she wrote an open letter to Kyiv’s mayor demanding that he protect the LGBT community during a Gay Pride march.
And on Saturday Eurovision 2016 winner Jamala continued to practice what she preaches, as she performed at G-A-Y inside London’s Heaven nightclub.
Before reprising her winning song “1944”, she paused to express her love for the gay community.
“I have many gay friends in Ukraine,” she said. “And these friends are like angels for me. And you are my angels now. My birds.”
The 32-year-old stunner reminded the audience that her song carries an important message.
“You know, this song, actually it’s about us. It’s about us who face oppression and tonight I want to dedicate this song to people who died in Orlando.”
Shining bright like a diamond, she wore a skin-tight pantsuit embellished with rhinestones that showed off each of her enviable curves.
In addition to singing “1944”, she absolutely slayed covers of Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and Shirley Bassey’s “History Repeating”, and her own track “It’s Me, Jamala.”
Jamala — real name Susana Alimivna Jamaladinova — kindly spoke with wiwibloggs backstage after her performance.
Check back soon to hear what she had to say.
P.S. Jamala, you’re OUR angel!