Taylor Swift is currently selling out massive stadiums in her recently launched, yet already highly successful Reputation Stadium World Tour. In one of her two nights at Soldier Field in Chicago over the weekend, Swift gave a heartfelt speech in support of the LGBT community as June is pride month.
‘It’s very brave to be honest about your feelings and who you love when you know that it might be met with adversity from society,’ Swift told the crowd of over 55,000 on Saturday night. ‘So this month, and every month, I want to send out my love and respect to everybody who has been brave enough to be honest about how they feel, to live their lives as they are, as they feel they should be, as they identify.’
The singer didn’t stop there. She also told those present that there is still much work to be done.
‘And this is a month where we need to celebrate how far we’ve come, but we also need to acknowledge how far we still have left to go.’
This is a bit surprising since she is usually quite low-key when it comes to issues that could possibly push away people from her fan base – a lot of whom are very conservative taking into account her past country background. But, we are so happy that she expressed how she felt and this was a very awesome gesture from her to the community – and most importantly, her LGBT fans.
You can watch the entire speech below.
Taylor Swift just gave the most beautiful dedication to her LGBT fans at her Chicago concert on Saturday night, in celebration of Gay Pride Month. We stan so hard!! https://t.co/82I3obEw21 pic.twitter.com/CRid6LOFGc
— Perez (@ThePerezHilton) June 3, 2018
On a side note, it was just reported that Swift’s Reputation Stadium World Tour is making her wallet really fat. From the first seven shows – in Phoenix, two in San Francisco, two in Los Angeles, and Denver – the tour has already grossed $54 million with about 400,000 tickets sold. That is insane! We bet she is quite happy with this commercial success given the media coverage since the tour was announced of supposed ‘poor’ ticket sales. Ha!
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