For those of you who enjoyed this summer's guilty pleasure that was Oxygen's The Glee Project, have we got a bombshell for you!
Remember Dani Shay, the super-adorable butchy lady who also appeared on America's Got Talent, but for some reason we still don't understand got sent home about halfway through the season? We thought so.
And of course you'll recall Ali Stroker, the spunky blonde with a voice bound for Broadway, who made it to the final three (and arguably still should have beat out Blake Jenner for a recurring role on Glee). Did you know she's a lesbian, too?
And even better — did you know Dani and Ali are in love? Because we didn't until the couple released this adorable video, simply titled "One." The couple announces their romance with heartwarming lyrics and more than a few steamy makeout scenes—which somehow never made it into The Glee Project. (Further evidence of creator Ryan Murphy's squeamishness about lesbians? We think so.)
Watch the video, produced with FUN. and The Ally Coalition, below.
Thank you so much for watching our video.
I’d like to tell you how I feel about the video, and why I wanted to
share it. Over a year ago I met Dani at the glee project call backs. We
connected in a way I have never connected with anyone in my life. It was
never about gender or my wheelchair or the number of YouTube hits. It
was always about the feeling that I felt when I was around her. We
laughed so hard that weekend we cried. The joy and trust was immediate.
Dani and I shared our goals and I realized how aligned we were. I
recognized our connection was bigger than just the two of us and we
could say something together.
I’ll be very honest, when Dani had the idea to make the video I was
nervous. I worried that this was another way for someone to put me in a
box. Then I realized I felt even stronger knowing this is another way to
help people see beyond the box! We are so much more than the
categories we place ourselves in. I have never just wanted to be labeled
“the girl in the wheelchair” so I was scared that this would be
another opportunity for someone to label me. I know that I am more than
that. I’ve never let labels define who I am.
I never expected to meet Dani and fall in love, and I especially
never expected that I would want to share it with the world. Here I am. I
couldn’t be more proud to share my love with all of you. No matter who
you are. No matter what you think is or isn’t possible I am telling you
that life’s surprises are the best gifts! I never thought I could have
it all. It didn’t seem possible. I can say now, I feel like I got my
One last thing, I want to thank Dani. This has been ONE of the
greatest adventures of my life. You’ve helped me see so many new
beautiful parts of life. Thank you for loving every part of who I am.
Love really feels limitless with you!
To PRE ORDER “ONE: The Winter EP” (featuring a duet of “Let it Snow” between Dani and I) go to…
This is so awesomely sweet!