June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month, and the children’s show Blue’s Clues & You! is celebrating the love shared by all families with with Blue’s Clues Pride Parade Sing-along song. And what’s making this catchy new musical number skyrocket is the inclusion of RuPaul’s Drag Race alum Nina West.
Nickelodeon debuted The Blue’s Clues Pride Parade Sing-along on the Friday before Pride Month began. The cartoon features Nina West performing a tune that recognizes the many types of families. As animal families of all shapes and sizes pass by on colorful floats, West’s song highlights the LGBTQ+ parents and children aboard.
“Love is love is love, you see,” West sings at one point, encapsulating the song’s inclusive message. “And everyone should love proudly.”
Watch it here, then learn more about West, below.
About Nina West
West rose to fame after appearing on season 11 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. She was named that season’s Miss Congeniality and has been living up to the title ever since. The Ohio-based activist has raised millions of dollars for queer charities and lent her talents to a number of projects for children, including her popular Story Time with Nina video series that aired digitally throughout 2020.
The Blue’s Clues Pride Parade song began trending on Twitter over the weekend after it aired. Many fans were overjoyed with the song’s positive LGBTQ representation and inclusive message. West responded to the outpouring of positive comments in support of the song with a tweet.
Reading all the incredible comments about how impactful and powerful the latest Blue’s Clues video for Pride has been to so many is inspiring and humbling. Representation matters. Teaching kindness matters. YOU matter. Thank you @Nickelodeon @nickjr for including me.— Nina West (@NinaWest) May 30, 2021
“Reading all the incredible comments about how impactful and powerful the latest Blue’s Clues video for Pride has been to so many is inspiring and humbling. Representation matters. Teaching kindness matters. YOU matter. Thank you @Nickelodeon @nickjr for including me.”