Taylor Swift honoured pride month and showed her support for the LGBTQ and queer community with a moving speech.
During her Eras Tour performance in Chicago on Friday (June 2), Taylor Swift gave an emotional address in recognition of Pride Month.
In front of her piano at Soldier Field, the 33-year-old pop singer gave a special shout-out to the “brilliant crowds of people who are living their authentic lives” and reassured supporters that her events are a “space space” for the LGBTQ community.
The Grammy award winner referred to her 2019 Lover track and said, “You Need to Calm Down…can you just not step on his gown?… cause shade never made anybody less gay.”
She further said, “You guys are screaming those lyrics in such solidarity, in such support of one another, in such encouraging, beautiful, acceptance and peace and safety”.
She wished that “every place was safe and beautiful for people in the LGBTQ community.” Bringing attention of people to legislative discrimination for the LGBTQ and Queer people, Taylor said, “It’s painful for everyone, every ally, every loved one, every person of these communities, and that’s why I’m always posting, ‘This is when the midterms are, this is when these important key primaries are.”
Swift showed her support for them and shared, “We can support as much as we want during Pride Month.”
The Midnights vocalist then transitioned to recent laws in the US that specifically targets LGBTQ people.
Up until late 2018, when she endorsed Phil Bredesen, the Democratic candidate for Senate in her home state of Tennessee, Swift had remained largely mum on the issue of politics. She has since been vocal about all that is happening in the world.