“The Stonewall Inn has been such a symbol of rebellion in the face of oppression, and such a safe place for people,” Taylor Swift said on Friday (June 26), addressing a virtual audience during Stonewall Day. The celeb-stacked Pride Live event honored the legacy of the six-day riots that took place at the New York gay bar in 1969, which launched the gay liberation movement — and today, Pride Month.
In recent weeks, Swift has been especially vocal about her support of the LGBTQ+ community, as well as those taking to the streets to demand justice for Black lives in the wake of the police killings of unarmed Black citizens George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and many more. In her candid, nearly two-minute-long speech, she reiterated her excitement about the Supreme Court’s June 15 ruling that protects LGBTQ+ employees from workplace discrimination, while recognizing there is still a long way to go until true equality can be achieved.
“We had a really good step forward recently with the Supreme Court based on discrimination,” she said, before voicing her support for the Equality Act , an amendment to civil rights law that would provide blanket protections for LGBTQ+ people against discrimination […]
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