Taylor Swift begins pride month in the most empowering way. The pop star used her influence to speak out in support of the LGBTQ Equality Act.
In an Instagram post she posted Friday night, the singer shared an open letter to Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee. Swift wrote the letter to urge the U.S. Senator to vote pro-Equality Act. If the act is passed, it will prevent sexual orientation and gender identity-based discrimination in the U.S.
Swift greeted everyone in the caption of the post where she wrote “Happy Pride month!!!” The pop star continued, “While we have so much to celebrate, we also have a great distance to go before everyone in this country is truly treated equally.”
The star also expressed her disapproval for U.S. President Trump’s stance on the issue saying: “his administration, ‘supports equal treatment of all,’ but that the Equality Act, ‘in its current form is filled with poison pills that threaten to undermine parental and conscience rights.’”
“No, one cannot take the position that one supports a community while condemning it in the next breath as going against ‘conscience’ or ‘parental rights,’” she added. “That statement implies that there is something morally wrong with you being anything other than heterosexual or cisgender, which is an incredibly harmful letter to send to a nation full of healthy and loving families with same-sex, non-binary or transgender parents, sons or daughters.”
Earlier this month, the singer announced that her 7th studio album will feature political tones. Taylor Swift faced backlash back in the 2016 U.S Presidential elections for keeping mum about her political opinions. Since then, the star has made the effort to be more politically involved.