Taylor Swift sends powerful message to LGBT fans
Taylor Swift made a powerful speech to mark the beginning of Pride month in the US, sending “love” and “respect” to her LGBT fans.
The singer made the emotional speech during a performance at Chicago’s Soldier Field on Saturday night.
“It’s very brave to be vulnerable about your feelings in any sense, in any situation,” she told the crowd.
“But it’s even more brave to be honest about your feelings and who you love.
“You know that that might be met with adversity from society.”
“So this month, and every month, I want to send out my love and respect to everybody who has been brave enough to be honest about the way they feel, to live their lives as they are, as they feel they should be, as they identify.
Swift continued: “And this is a month where I think we need to celebrate how far we’ve come, but we also need to acknowledge how far we still have left to go.
“I want to send my love and respect out to everybody who in their journey hasn’t yet felt comfortable enough to come out, and may you do that in your own time.”
“May we end up in a world where everyone can live and love equally and no one has to be afraid to be vulnerable and say how they feel.
TAYLOR SWIFT REALLY DEDICATED DELICATE TO THE GAYS AND DID A WHOLE SPEECH ABOUT PRIDE MONTH, SHES RAISING MILLIONS FOR THE LGBT+ COMMUNITY pic.twitter.com/oVQhpCLfVG
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“When it comes to feelings and when it comes to love and searching for someone to spend your whole life with, it’s all just really really delicate.”
The star is currently on her ‘Reputation’ tour to promote her sixth studio album, released in November last year.
Swift is an outspoken supporter of LGBT rights.
And in June last year, Swift sent a strong message of support to the loved ones of those lost in the Orlando Pulse mass shooting which killed 49.
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The Welcome to New York singer posted a lengthy and heartfelt note on Instagram.
She wrote: “As you bury your loved ones this week, please know that there are millions of us sending you love and our deepest sympathy in the face of this unthinkable and devastating tragedy.”
The letter named each of the 49 victims who were killed by Omar Mateen, who attacked the Pulse bar using assault rifles in June 2016.