All the Times BTS’ RM Shared His Support for the LGBTQ Community

BTS’ RM loves Drake, Nas, and Halsey. He’s a self-proclaimed feminist, an advocate for the Black Lives Matter movement, and a supporter of the LGBTQ community, speaking out on several occasions.

Here’s what we know about BTS’ rapper, dancer, and songwriter. 

BTS performs on stage during the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena
BTS performs on stage during the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena | Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for dcp

BTS’ RM shared his love for the BTS ARMY during his United Nations speech

He’s BTS’ leader, unofficial translator, and “God of Destruction.” RM is also one of the songwriters for this award-winning K-pop group, playing a role in creating tracks like “Life Goes On” and “Boy With Luv.” 

Of course, RM also raps on several BTS songs, including the sub-unit tracks “All Night,” “Outro: Tear,” and “UGH.” With Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook, RM performed at the Grammy Awards and even earned a Grammy nomination for the band’s all-English single, BTS. 

RM is also known for his activism, officially earning the label of a “feminist” and sharing his support for the LGBTQ community. When BTS first visited the United Nations to promote their “Love Myself” campaign with UNICEF, the rapper encouraged fans, regardless of gender identity, to “speak themselves.”

“I want to hear your voice. I want to hear your conviction,” RM said. “No matter where you’re from, skin color, gender identity, just speak for yourself. Find your name and find your voice.”

RM posted about Troye Sivan’s ‘Strawberries & Cigarettes’ from ‘Love Simon’

RM also shares his support for members of the LGBTQ+ community. That includes Halsey, who appeared on the Map of the Soul: Persona track, “Boy With Luv.” The rapper mentioned one song created by Troye Sivan in conjunction with the Love, Simon official soundtrack.

The rapper took to Twitter, posting a picture of the track and captioning it “good,” according to Twitter’s translation. The movie itself is a coming-of-age story of a high school student who discovers his budding crush on another classmate. There’s no word regarding if or when RM watched the 2018 release.

In 2013, RM recommended the song “Same Love” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. He shared that after learning the lyrics, this track became even more meaningful and “twice as good,” according to a translation.

BTS’ RM shared his support for the Black Lives Matter movement 

The BTS members often openly share their support for causes and nonprofit organizations. In 2020, the K-pop group donated money to the Black Lives Matter movement, inspiring fans to do the same. 

In honor of the BTS members’ birthdays, ARMYs often pick charitable causes based on the idol’s interests. For RM, who loves bike riding and “Namjooning,” fans planted trees, creating a forest in Seoul, South Korea.

RM’s solo songs are available for streaming on music platforms like Spotify and Apple Music. Other productions featuring RM, including the “Permission to Dance” music video, is available for viewing on YouTube. 

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