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Taylor Swift sends inspiring Pride Month message to LGBTQ+ community during concert

By John Patrick Magno Ranara Published Jun 06, 2023 7:28 pm

Taylor Swift is once again showing just how much of an ally she is to the LGBTQ+ community as she shared a powerful Pride Month message during her concert.

At the recently-concluded Chicago show of her Eras Tour, Swift took a moment to express her appreciation to all of her fans who attended her show, calling it a "beautiful experience" for her.

"I’m looking out tonight, I’m seeing so many incredible individuals who are living authentically and beautifully and this is a safe space for you. This is a celebratory space for you," she said.

"One of the things that makes me feel so prideful is getting to be with you, and watching you interact with each other, and being so loving, and so thoughtful, and so caring," she added.

Swift went on to say how she is especially happy that she got to share this moment with them during Pride Month before referencing lyrics to her 2019 hit You Need to Calm Down, a song that sees the singer and songwriter address internet trolls and homophobes, voicing her support for the LGBTQ+ community.

"You guys are screaming those lyrics in such solidarity, in such support of one another, in such encouraging, beautiful, acceptance and peace and safety, and I wish that every place was safe and beautiful for people in the LGBTQ community," Swift said.

She then expressed her criticism about the "many harmful pieces of legislation that have put people in the LGBTQ+ and queer community at risk" and urged her fans to hold lawmakers accountable in the voting booth.

"It’s painful for everyone. Every ally. Every loved one. Every person in these communities. And that’s why I’m always posting, 'This is when the midterms are. This is when these important key primaries are,'" she said.

She continued, "We can support as much as we want during Pride Month, but if we’re not doing our research on these elected officials, are they actually advocates? Are they allies? Are they protectors of equality? Do I want to vote for them?"

In an interview with Vogue back in 2019, Swift revealed that she felt compelled to publicly voice out her political views on LGBTQ+ issues because rights were being "stripped from basically everyone who isn’t a straight white cisgender male" in the US.

She is currently performing for her Eras Tour that started in mid-March and is set to end in November.