Taylor Swift slams Trump’s LGBTQ stance

She’s not waiting for her new album to drop before getting political.

To kick off Pride Month, Taylor Swift took to Instagram to slam President Trump’s stance on LGBTQ issues and posted a letter to Tennessee’s Senator Lamar Alexander.

“I personally reject the President’s stance that his administration, ‘supports equal treatment of all,’ย but that the Equality Act, ‘in its current form is filled with poison pills that threaten to undermine parental and conscience rights,'” Swift wrote.

“I respect your position in our country and your ability to really impact positive moves forward,” she continued. “Please, please think about the lives you could change for the better if you were to vote to support the Equality Act in the Senate and prohibit this harsh and unfair discrimination.”

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๐ŸŒˆHAPPY PRIDE MONTH!!!๐ŸŒˆ While we have so much to celebrate, we also have a great distance to go before everyone in this country is truly treated equally. In excellent recent news, the House has passed the Equality Act, which would protect LGBTQ people from discrimination in their places of work, homes, schools, and other public accommodations. The next step is that the bill will go before the Senate. Iโ€™ve decided to kick off Pride Month by writing a letter to one of my senators to explain how strongly I feel that the Equality Act should be passed. I urge you to write to your senators too. Iโ€™ll be looking for your letters by searching the hashtag #lettertomysenator. While thereโ€™s no information yet as to when the Equality Act will go before the Senate for a vote, we do know this: Politicians need votes to stay in office. Votes come from the people. Pressure from massive amounts of people is a major way to push politicians towards positive change. Thatโ€™s why Iโ€™ve created a petition at change.org to urge the Senate to support the Equality Act. Our countryโ€™s lack of protection for its own citizens ensures that LGBTQ people must live in fear that their lives could be turned upside down by an employer or landlord who is homophobic or transphobic. The fact that, legally, some people are completely at the mercy of the hatred and bigotry of others is disgusting and unacceptable. Letโ€™s show our pride by demanding that, on a national level, our laws truly treat all of our citizens equally. ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ Click the link in my bio to sign the petition for Senate support of the Equality Act.

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The singer also appeared at an event called Wango Tango and encouraged fans to sign a petition supporting The Equality Act. “We want to send a message to our government that says we believe everybody should be treated fairly in this country,” she said.

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