The Atlanta City Council has officially declared Oct. 20, 2021, as “Lil Nas X Day.” Officials presented the honor Wednesday night at The Gathering Spot, where the Grammy-winning rapper was joined by fans, friends, and ATL residents who celebrated his contributions to not only music, but the LGBTQ community.
Mayoral candidate Antonio Brown presented Lil Nas with the proclamation plaque, “He has made a considerable impact on the LGBTQ community by reshaping how society accepts LGBTQ artists within the music industry, and empowering others to break barriers and be more open, expressive, and personal through music and art,” Brown said. “And Lil Nas X, I just wanna say you inspire me. I’m running to be the mayor of Atlanta. I would be the first LGBTQ mayor in the history of the city. And you inspire me, allow me to believe I can do it. So thank you.