Taylor Swift in a swift move has made the lgbtq+ community her fan, and why not!
Swift ended up surprising everyone present at the historic Stonewall Inn with performance; the event took place on the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots of ’69, in order to pay tribute. The Stonewall riots were amongst the first riots that the lgbt+ community did against law enforcement.
Having dropped a new song ‘You Need to Calm Down‘ that voices support for the LGBTQ+ community, this surprise concert seemed very apt. She was joined on the stage by Jesse Tyler Ferguson. The duo gave an energetic performance on Shake It Off, very event appropriate we’d say; the audience was pretty psyched.
Fergurson after the event revealed through a tweet that he knew about the surprise all along. He seemed overjoyed by the fact that Taylor took this effort to pay her respect to the ’69 rioters. He also added that the lgbtq+ community loves her for being a support to them in dark times.
Tyler Oakley, the famous YouTuber, was also present in the audience while Ferguson’s cabaret show, alongside Sara Bareilles and Lea DeLaria.
Director of talent engagement, Anthony Ramos, said Taylor has always been a big supporter of lgbtq+ rights. Not only does she show her support by voice, but she’s also been vocally in support of the Equality Act.
Her new single ‘You Need to Calm Down‘ is the song for the month, a very opportune release we must say.