Little Mix star Jade Thirlwall pens song for trans community

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 01:  Jade Thirlwall of Little Mix performs on stage during day 3 of Fusion Festival 2019 on September 01, 2019 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Joseph Okpako/WireImage)
Jade Thirlwall of Little Mix at Fusion Festival 2019 (Joseph Okpako/WireImage)

Little Mix star Jade Thirlwall has penned a track she thinks would be a great “trans awareness song”.

The singer, 27, has long been a supporter of the LGBT+ community and told LGBT+ radio station Gaydio that she always wants to make sure that she is “walking the walk instead of talking the talk”.

She teamed up with her frequent collaborator Camille Purcell to write the new song, which she has yet to record.

Little Mix perform during the second day of BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend at Stewart Park, Middlesbrough.
Little Mix perform during the second day of BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend at Stewart Park, Middlesbrough.

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“We wrote a song that me and Camille thought would be a really good trans awareness song,” she said.

“We haven’t recorded it yet or finished it.”

Discussing her commitment to LGBT+ issues, the singer said: “It is so important.

“We are always trying to raise awareness and fly the flag as much as we can.”

She went on: “I think we have a duty to really, we have got such a massive LGBT+ fan base and I want to make sure that we practice what we preach and we are walking the walk instead of talking the talk.”

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Thirlwall found fame when she auditioned for The X Factor in 2011 and was put into Little Mix alongside Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Jesy Nelson.

The group won the show and went on to become one of the biggest girl groups in the world, releasing five studio albums and enjoying hit singles such as Black Magic, Shout Out To My Ex and Power.

They unveiled their latest track, Break Up Song, in March.

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