On Monday, 19 November, Forbes unveiled its latest edition of the highest-paid women in music. Although some big LGBTQ+ artist and allies did not make the 2018 list, we are very excited to see so many supporters of love and equality among the top 10 earners.

Here is the full list of highest-paid women in music for 2018.

1. Katy Perry ($83 million)

“These people were nothing like I’d been taught to fear. They were the most free, strong, kind and inclusive people I have ever met. They stimulated my mind and they filled my heart with joy and they freaking danced all the while doing it. These people are actually magic and they are magic because they are living their truth.”

2. Taylor Swift ($80 million)

“It’s very brave to be vulnerable about your feelings in any sense, in any situation, but it’s even more brave to be honest about your feelings and who you love when you know that it might be met with adversity from society.”

3. Beyoncé ($60 million)

“What I’m really referring to, and hoping for, is human rights and equality, not just that between a woman and a man. So I’m very happy if my words can ever inspire or empower someone who considers themselves an oppressed minority… We are all the same and we all want the same things: the right to be happy, to be just who we want to be and to love who we want to love.”

4. Pink ($52 million)

“I think that the best day will be when we no longer talk about being gay or straight – it’s not a ‘gay wedding’ it’s just a wedding.”

5. Lady Gaga ($50 million)

“I’m not interested, Larry, in being a perfect, plastic pop singer that looks great in bikinis and is on the cover of every magazine. I’m more interested in helping my fans to love who they are, and helping them to reject prejudice and reject those things that they’re taught from society to not like themselves, to feel like freaks, that they’re not wanted.” “It’s always wrong to hate, but it’s never wrong to love.”

6. Jennifer Lopez ($47 million)

“I believe that when two people find each other and love each other, they should be able to spend their lives together with all the same benefits and privileges as everyone.”

7. Rihanna ($37.5 million)

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with many gifted trans women throughout the years, but I don’t go around doing trans castings! I respect all women, and whether they’re trans or not is none of my business! I don’t think it’s fair that a trans woman, or man, be used as a convenient marketing tool. Too often do I see companies doing this to trans and black women alike!”

8. Helene Fischer ($32 million)

“Fans often tell me that my music really helped them and that they gained new strength through it. And if I can do it even with one, then I’ve already achieved something.”

9. Celine Dion ($31 million)

“I’ve always said that music is a language that has no barriers, and it’s also true that love is an emotion that has no barriers. I’ve been fortunate to be surrounded by so many beautiful people from the LGBTQ community throughout my entire career… from talented performers, musicians, producers and songwriters, to colleagues who have contributed significantly to my success, and last but not least, to so many of my loyal fans who have stood by me, in the name of love.”

10. Britney Spears ($30 million)

“Honored to be receiving the Vanguard Award at the @GLAAD Media Awards this year! The LGBTQ community means the absolute world to me and inspires me every day. I am proud to be an ally and I will continue to support equality and acceptance for all!!”