Taylor Swift kicked off Pride Month with a heartfelt speech for LGBTQIA+ fans at the Chicago stop of her Eras Tour Friday night.
“I’m looking out tonight [and] “I see so many incredible people living authentically and beautifully, and this is a safe space for you,” the 33-year-old pop star said on stage. per video shoot in online circulation. “This is a place of celebration for you.”
Swift added that she felt very “proud” seeing her fans being “so loving, so thoughtful and so caring”.
Grammy winner, “Can’t you step on her dress?” or “Shade has never made anyone less gay.”
“You shout these words [with] such solidarity [and] “Such support for each other and such encouragement, such a beautiful acceptance, peace and security,” Swift said.
“I wish every place was safe and beautiful for the LGBTQ+ community.”
Swift later urged her fans to vote in local elections and stand with the LGBTQIA+ community beyond June.
“We can give as much support as we want in Pride Month, but if we’re not doing research on these elected officials, are they advocacy? Are they allies? Keepers of equality?” The “Bad Blood” singer asked.
Swift kept most of her political views private early in her career.
However, in October 2018, the “Shake It Off” singer publicly supported the LGBTQIA+ community and people of color for the first time.
He used social media to support Phil Bredesen for the US Senate and Jim Cooper for the House of Representatives during the midterm elections.
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“In the past, I was reluctant to publicly voice my political views, but now I feel very different about it, due to several events that have happened in my life and the world over the past two years,” Swift wrote on Instagram at the time. .
The “Blank Space” singer continued, “I believe in the fight for LGBTQ rights and any discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG.”
“I believe the systemic racism we still see in this country against people of color is horrendous, sickening and pervasive.”
The following year, Swift wrote to then Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander, urging him to support the Equality Act, which would protect LGBTQIA+ people from discrimination at work, at home, and at school.