Grammy-Award-winning artist Taylor Swift kicked off Pride Month with an emotional speech at Chicago Concert: ‘This Is a Safe Space for You’ on Friday.
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The 33-year-old performer took time to commemorate June as Pride Month to celebrate the “brilliant crowds of people who are living their authentic lives.”
“They are loving who they want to love, they are identifying how they identify, and allies who get to support them in and celebrate them in that,” she said in her speech.
The Midnights singer referenced the legislation spreading across the nation that targets the LGBTQ community in her speech.
“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,” she explained.
She also urged people to use Pride Month as a reminder of the importance of voting.
“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 advocates?” she said. “Are they allies? Are they protectors of equality?”
Most recently, the “Karma” singer also announced the first round of international dates for her tour, sharing that she’ll be stopping in Latin America for eight new shows.