AceShowbiz - Taylor Swift had a special message for fans to kick off Pride Month. While making a stop for her "Eras Tour" in Chicago, the "All Too Well" hitmaker gave a heartfelt speech to the crowd.
"I'm looking out tonight [and] I'm seeing so many incredible individuals who are living authentically and beautifully, and this is a safe space for you," the 33-year-old declared in a video taken at the Friday, June 2 concert. "This is a celebratory space for you."
"One of the things that makes me feel so prideful is getting to be with you," the Grammy-winning artist continued. "And watching you interact with each other, and being so loving, and so thoughtful, and so caring."
Taylor then made a reference to her song "You Need to Calm Down" from her 2019 album "Lover". The song itself includes lyrics like, "Can you just not step on his gown?" and "Shade never made anybody less gay."
In her speech, Taylor stated, "You guys are screaming those lyrics in such solidarity, in such support of one another, in such encouraging, beautiful, acceptance and peace and safety." She later declared, "And I wish that every place was safe and beautiful for people in the LGBTQ community."
Not stopping there, Taylor continued by urging her fans to vote in local elections and stand with the LGBTQIA+ community. "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? Are they allies? Are they protectors of equality?" she rhetorically asked.
Taylor was not politically outspoken at the beginning of her career. However, in October 2018, the "Red" songstress publicly declared her support for the LGBTQIA+ community and people of color for the first time.