The VMA’s ended just a few days ago and we have one of our favorite blondes in the top news. Namely, Taylor Swift on Monday promoted the legislation aimed at extending of federal protections to the LGBT community during her performance at the 2019 MTV VMA’s.
“Equality Act” was displayed in bright yellow letters as the singer finished performing her new song, “You Need to Calm Down,” to open the awards show, which took place in Newark, N.J.
— Video Music Awards (@vmas) August 27, 2019
The gorgeous blonde took the rainbow-decorated stage with singer Todrick Hall, RuPaul’s Drag Race stars Tatiana, Trinity the Tuck, Akeria C. Davenport and others for the LGBTQ ally-anthem. The bill is currently working its way through congress, so Taylor’s public influence could spark some much-needed support from conservative officials.
— Grindr (@Grindr) August 27, 2019
The legislation was approved by Democratic-led House back in March, but President Trump has signaled resistance to the measure.
Back in July, Swift also penned a letter to Tennessee Sen. calling on him to defend LGBT rights and support the bill. Part of the letter that she released when Pride Month began reads:
“Please, please think about the lives you could change for the better if you were to vote for the Equality Act in the Senate and prohibit this harsh and unfair discrimination.” “To vote against this bill would be to vote against the wishes of most Tennessean and Americans.”
Swift also launched a Change.org petition calling for the upper chamber to pass the legislation. The petition had more than 500,000 signatures as of Monday evening. We cannot NOT recognize a good ally, thank you Taylor!