Taylor Swift Just Spoke Out About LGBTQ Rights While Rocking A Rainbow Outfit

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T-Swift’s Instagram page shifted from a darker, Reputation-themed aesthetic into rainbow colors, butterflies high heels, and bright pink tulle princess dresses. Taylor Swift addressed LGBTQ issues by writing a letter to her senator. It’s all part of the “ME!” singer’s new vibe and new music, which just so happens to fit perfectly with Pride Month. After writing the letter, Swift performed in the most incredible pride-themed (and “ME!”-themed) outfit. She paired a rainbow bodysuit with a denim rainbow jacket with fringe. Epic. She simply could not have done better outfit-wise or political-wise (is that a word? Let’s roll with it…). Swift penned a letter to Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander, asking him to support the Equality Act. She shared a photograph of the note on social media, asking her fans to write to their own senators as well.

In her Instagram caption, Swift wrote, “HAPPY PRIDE MONTH!!! While we have so much to celebrate, we also have a great distance to go before everyone in this country is truly treated equally,” she wrote in the caption. “In excellent recent news, the House has passed the Equality Act, which would protect LGBTQ people from discrimination in their places of work, homes, schools, and other public accommodations. The next step is that the bill will go before the Senate. I’ve decided to kick off Pride Month by writing a letter to one of my senators to explain how strongly I feel that the Equality Act should be passed. I urge you to write to your senators too. I’ll be looking for your letters by searching the hashtag #lettertomysenator.”

The hashtag Swift used, #lettertomysenator, already has 519 posts. We’re guessing that number will climb as more followers and fans not only share her message, but write letters of their own as well.

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🌈HAPPY PRIDE MONTH!!!🌈 While we have so much to celebrate, we also have a great distance to go before everyone in this country is truly treated equally. In excellent recent news, the House has passed the Equality Act, which would protect LGBTQ people from discrimination in their places of work, homes, schools, and other public accommodations. The next step is that the bill will go before the Senate. I’ve decided to kick off Pride Month by writing a letter to one of my senators to explain how strongly I feel that the Equality Act should be passed. I urge you to write to your senators too. I’ll be looking for your letters by searching the hashtag #lettertomysenator. While there’s no information yet as to when the Equality Act will go before the Senate for a vote, we do know this: Politicians need votes to stay in office. Votes come from the people. Pressure from massive amounts of people is a major way to push politicians towards positive change. That’s why I’ve created a petition at change.org to urge the Senate to support the Equality Act. Our country’s lack of protection for its own citizens ensures that LGBTQ people must live in fear that their lives could be turned upside down by an employer or landlord who is homophobic or transphobic. The fact that, legally, some people are completely at the mercy of the hatred and bigotry of others is disgusting and unacceptable. Let’s show our pride by demanding that, on a national level, our laws truly treat all of our citizens equally. 🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈 Click the link in my bio to sign the petition for Senate support of the Equality Act.

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The country-crooner-turned-pop-sensation, who’s finally releasing a new album soon, was always quiet on politics. She stayed away from the topic at concerts, with the press…everything. In the past few months, however, Swift has become more outspoken, using her platform to encourage followers and fans to make a difference, to vote and to use their voice. She initially broke what we’ve deemed as her “political silence” back during the midterm elections in 2018. She shared another lengthy post on Instagram about what made her opinion on speaking out change.

“In the past I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now,” she wrote in October 2018. “I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights.”

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I’m writing this post about the upcoming midterm elections on November 6th, in which I’ll be voting in the state of Tennessee. In the past I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now. I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country. I believe in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG. I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent. I cannot vote for someone who will not be willing to fight for dignity for ALL Americans, no matter their skin color, gender or who they love. Running for Senate in the state of Tennessee is a woman named Marsha Blackburn. As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I cannot support Marsha Blackburn. Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me. She voted against equal pay for women. She voted against the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which attempts to protect women from domestic violence, stalking, and date rape. She believes businesses have a right to refuse service to gay couples. She also believes they should not have the right to marry. These are not MY Tennessee values. I will be voting for Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for House of Representatives. Please, please educate yourself on the candidates running in your state and vote based on who most closely represents your values. For a lot of us, we may never find a candidate or party with whom we agree 100% on every issue, but we have to vote anyway. So many intelligent, thoughtful, self-possessed people have turned 18 in the past two years and now have the right and privilege to make their vote count. But first you need to register, which is quick and easy to do. October 9th is the LAST DAY to register to vote in the state of TN. Go to vote.org and you can find all the info. Happy Voting! 🗳😃🌈

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Pride month is just getting started. Swift has given it a great kick-off herself. We’re excited to celebrate all month-long.

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