Taylor Swift penned an open letter supporting the Equality Act for Pride Month—and spoke out against President Trump
Pride Month kicked off on June 1st, and Taylor Swift is already hard at work being an ally. She penned an open letter to Republican Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander in support of the Equality Act, which advocates for the prevention of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Along with an online petition, Swift hopes her letter will inspire others to contact their senators and demand they support the act when it appears in the Senate.
Swift begins her letter to Senator Alexander by commending him for co-sponsoring a resolution to honor the centennial celebration of passing the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. She then outlines the cruciality of the passage of the Equality Act and how, if it’s not passed, the lack of protection would be detrimental to Tennessee citizens as well as the state’s economy.
Swift also states that she rejects the president’s negative remarks about the Equality Act.
During her June 2nd performance at iHeartRadio’s Wango Tango, Swift urged fans to check out her Change.org petition. It had been signed by over 99,000 people as of June 3rd.
“It’s for the Equality Act, and it basically just says that we want to send a message to our government that we believe everybody should be treated fairly in this country,” Swift said, Rolling Stone reports. “If you sign it, it would really mean a lot to me, because I think we need to stick up for each other and stand together. Don’t you?”