Maren Morris revealed to GLAAD media why she has such a burning passion to defend the LGBTQ+ community.

According to the country star, she grew up around a lot of gay-identifying people.

She also shared that it was instilled in her to treat people equally and kindly from a young age.

Morris shared that she get’s really heated especially when the voice of hate comes from an adult.

She alluded to her feud with Brittany Aldean who went viral for making a transphobic statement.

Morris shared that anti-LGBT rhetoric “hits closer to home” because she has gay family members and a son now.

She added that it’s very “important” for one to make their stance on LGBTQ issues clear.

The “The Middle” singer recently stated that she doesn't feel comfortable attending the upcoming CMA awards.

"I don't know if I feel [at] home there right now," she said in a recent interview with The Los Angeles Times.