The lead vocalist of the Judas Priest, Rob Halford was the recent guest of the Bill Forman of Colorado Springs Independent.

Rob said that LGBTQ community is being ignored by the current administration and asked the LGBTQ community not to surrender.

Bill Forman:

“It seems like the U.S. and U.K. have been moving in similar directions lately. America has Donald Trump banning transgender people from serving in the military, Britain has Boris Johnson comparing gay marriage to bestiality.

When it comes to LGBTQ issues, does it feel to you like we’re taking one step forward, and two steps back?”

Rob Halford:

“The world is always evolving. And I don’t think we should let ourselves be duped by the idea that leaders are going to take us to this place or that place. I think we have to do what we need to do for ourselves.

The great thing about the American style of democracy is that the person in the White House changes every four years, or at least every eight years, which is nothing compared to a lifetime. I feel that the LGBTQ community is being completely and utterly ignored right now by this current administration. And I think that’s unforgivable. So I applaud the Equality Act that Nancy [Pelosi] and Chuck [Schumer] and everybody passed recently.

Having said that, you know, it’s a slog. But we have this song on last year’s Priest album called “No Surrender.” And that’s what it is, you know. Life should be about no surrender, life should be about never giving up and never giving in. And when a mass of millions of people in this great country is, on the surface, being ignored completely, I think that really pisses us off. But it also makes us stronger, it makes us more energized. It gives us more strength and power to deal with what needs to be dealt with.”

You can watch the “No Surrender” below:

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