Taylor Swift has spoken out in help of LGBTQ+ love in her acceptance speech for her 2020 Attitude Icon Award, supported by Jaguar.
The ‘Cardigan’ singer, who appeared through video on the 2020 Virgin Atlantic Attitude Awards, powered by Jaguar on Tuesday 1 December, promised to “always advocate” for LGBTQ rights.
After being introduced the award by her buddy Todrick Hall, Taylor stated: “I’m actually, actually grateful for this, that is so wonderful. I would like to say thanks to anybody who had a hand in deciding that I ought to deserve this.
“Mostly I would like to say thanks to the followers for giving me a platform to make music and to be vocal concerning the issues I feel are proper and unsuitable.”
Swift went on: “I simply consider very firmly that everybody ought to find a way to stay out their love story with out concern of discrimination.
“The method for that to occur is for us to proceed to maintain pushing governments to put protections in place for members of the LGBTQ group. And I promise to all the time advocate for that.
“I’m so grateful for this amazing award. Thank you so, so, so, so, so, so much.”
As nicely as for her numerous world primary singles and albums and Grammys galore, Taylor is an icon to us for certainly all the time talking out in help of LGBTQ+ rights with ardour and magnificence.
Most notably, in her 2019 track ‘You Need To Calm Down’, by which she addresses homophobic trolls; the accompanying video options cameos from an array of LGBTQ+ stars together with Laverne Cox, Hayley Kiyoko, Adam Rippon, Queer Eye‘s The Fab Five and the video’s co-producer, Todrick.
Another standout second was on this 12 months’s 2020 documentary movie Miss Americana, by which Taylor explains why she plans to publish on social media towards Republican Senator Marsha Blackburn and Trump.
“If I get bad press for saying, don’t put a homophobic racist in office, then I get bad press for that,” she says. “I really don’t care. I think it is so frilly and spineless of me to stand on stage and be like ‘Happy Pride month, you guys’, and then not say this, when someone is literally coming for their neck.”
There had been 65,000 voter registrations within the 24-hour interval following the publish in query; Taylor adopted this with a $113,000 donation to struggle anti-LGBTQ+ payments in Tennessee.
Like we stated, icon.