Taylor Swift Gives Heartfelt Speech During Concert to Kick Off Pride Month
Taylor Swift has been criticized in the past for not speaking up about political issues and having her own version of feminism, but she made it very clear where she stands on the issue of LGBTQ+ rights and equality during one of her concerts over the weekend.
In honor of Pride Month, which kicked off on June 1st, the “Delicate” crooner gave a powerful, heartfelt speech during night two of the Reputation Stadium Tour at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illnois.
“It’s very brave to be vulnerable about your feelings in any situation, but it’s even more brave to be honest about your feelings and who you love when you know that it might be met with adversity from society,” she told the 52,000 screaming fans who were in attendance.
She added, “This month and every month I want to send my love and respect to everybody who has been brave enough to be honest about how they feel, to live their lives as they are, as they feel they should be, as they identify.”
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“This is a month where I think we need to celebrate how far we’ve come, but I think we also need to acknowledge how far we have left to go,” the 28-year-old continued. “I want to send my love and respect to everybody who hasn’t felt comfortable enough to come out yet… and may you do that on your own time and may we end up in a world where everyone can live and love equally and no one has to be afraid to all say how they feel.
The singer closed with a powerful message — “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.’ — before performing her latest single.
Taylor also projected a rainbow over the crowd as a way to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community.
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