Taylor Swift delivered an emotional message of support to the LGBTQ+ community last night during the Chicago stop of her sold-out Eras Tour as we head into Pride Month.
She also urged fans to take action and vote for advocates and allies of the community: “We can’t talk about Pride without talking about pain.”
Taylor Swift delivers Pride Month message to queer fans at her #ErasTour show in Chicago:
“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,” pic.twitter.com/N0M7RMKQPP
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JoeMyGod has the transcript:
“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. One of the things that makes me feel so prideful is getting to be with you and watching you interact with each other, being so loving and so thoughtful and so caring.
“Being with you during Pride Month, getting to sing the words to ‘You Need To Calm Down’ where there are lyrics like, ‘Can you just not step on his gown?’ or, ‘Shade never made anybody less gay,’ and you guys are screaming those lyrics.
“Such solidarity. Such support of one another and such encouraging, beautiful acceptance and peace and safety. And I wish that every place was safe and beautiful for people of the LGBTQ+ community.
“We can’t talk about Pride without talking about pain. Right now and recently there have been so many harmful pieces of legislation that have put people in the LGBTQ+ and queer community at risk.
“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.’
“Are they actually advocates? Are they allies? Are they protectors of equality? Do I want to vote for them?
“I love you guys so much. Happy Pride Month.”
Swift gave a shoutout to the Equality Act back in 2019 at the MTV Video Music Awards as she accepted the trophy for Video of the Year for her LGBTQ anthem, “You Need To Calm Down.”
Here’s the music video featuring a cavalcade of fab and famous LGBTQ+ folks.