Taylor Swift says she felt compelled to publicly champion LGBTQ causes in recent months the LGBTQ community rights have been “stripped from basically everyone who isn’t a straight white cisgender male” in the US today.
Continue on to see why Taylor Swift advocates for the LGBTQ community and their rights…
CelebNMusic247.com reports that Taylor Swift says she felt compelled to publicly champion LGBTQ and about her recent shift to advocacy in a rare interview with Vogue magazine.
Over the past years Taylor Swift has been criticised in the past for not speaking up on political issues, particularly during the 2016 US presidential election campaign.
Tay Tay told Vogue in their September issue:
Rights are being stripped from basically everyone who isn’t a straight white cisgender male
I didn’t realise until recently that I could advocate for a community that I’m not a part of.
Swift’s most recent video “You Need to Calm Down,” featured some of the US’s most prominent queer celebrities and ended with a direct plea for fans to sign a petition in support of the Equality Act.
She wants to do what she can to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination in their places of work, homes, schools and other public accommodations.
Taylor’s awareness comes from her friend Todrick Hall who asked her what would you do if your son was gay?
It made her realize she NEEDED to do something.
Maybe a year or two ago, Todrick and I are in the car, and he asked me, ‘What would you do if your son was gay?’
She knew he was right, and that is how she came up with her music video “You Need to Calm Down.”
The fact that he had to ask me … shocked me and made me realise that I had not made my position clear enough or loud enough.