October 4, 2016
Dear Ms. Perry,
We are three drag queens who perform in San Francisco and are part of our LGBT community. Your amazing song “Firework” inspired us to make this video for our friend Scott Wiener, an openly gay man who is running for the California State Senate. Check it out.
We have received positive responses from people all over the world, and it has been such a positive for our community.
Sony recently sent a letter asking us to take the video down due to copyright rules. While we respect these laws (and your artistic rights!), we would love to keep playing this fun video. Would you please help us and talk to Sony so that we can keep playing our video?
Scott is a champion of LGBT rights, as are you, and he currently serves on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, representing the district Harvey Milk used to represent. Scott is currently running to represent us in the California State Senate. He's been a huge advocate for LGBT nightlife, battling HIV, helping at-risk LGBT youth, and tons of other issues that mean so much to our community.
You should know he’s a huge Hillary supporter from way back, and he is close with the amazing Kamala Harris, who has endorsed Scott. Former openly gay Congressman Barney Frank, another huge Hillary supporter, is coming out to campaign for Scott in a couple weeks.
We’ve had such positive feedback, and we want to keep this running, bringing positive, fun energy to a campaign season filled with Trumpism! We will, of course, respect any decision you and Sony make, but we hope you will consider letting us continue with this fun for an important cause.
Your devoted Drag Queens,
P.S. Here is a photo of Scott at one of your concerts!