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Taylor Swift comes up for LGBT community; gives a moving speech about LGBT pride month, fans get emotional

One of the world’s leading contemporary recording artists, Taylor Swift on Saturday, performed a set at iHeart Radio’s Wango Tango concert in Los Angeles, and it was to express her solidarity towards the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) community.

Taylor took to the stage in a rainbow-striped fringed jacket and corset-slash-shorts, plus neon rainbow shoes. But she also took the opportunity to draw attention to the fact that it was the beginning of LGBT Pride Month, beginning her performance of “Delicate” by saying how “wonderful” it was to be playing for the crowd.

She also delivered a heart throbbing speech which started, “You know, a lot of my songs are about love, and I just feel like, you know, who you love, how you — you should be able to live your life the way you want to live your life, and you should have the same exact rights as anybody else.”

Swift then referenced the open letter she wrote to Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander, requesting that he vote in support the Equality Act to prevent discrimination against members of the LGBT community.

The singer then encouraged the audience to sign the petition she started in support of the Equality Act.

‘I started this petition, and you can find the link on my Instagram. It’s for the Equality Act, which basically just says that we want to send a message to our government that we believe that everybody should be treated fairly in this country. So if you sign it, it would really mean a lot to me, because I think we need to stick up for each other. We need to stand together,’ she said.

The singing sensation ended the set by performing her single “Me” with collaborator Brendon Urie, who was wearing a “100% Pride” shirt.

The performance came almost exactly a year after Taylor gave a speech for LGBT Pride Month at her Reputation Stadium Tour show in Chicago.

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