Taylor Swift Releases Pro-LGBTQ Music Video

Taylor Swift has released a music video for her newest song “You Need to Calm Down,” which features numerous LGBTQ celebrity cameos and references throughout.

The video features queer icons like Ellen DeGeneres, Hayley Kiyoko, RuPaul, Billy Porter, Laverne Cox, Adam Lambert, Todrick Hall, the Queer Eye Fab Five, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and more.

The video takes place in a rainbow trailer park with anti-LGBTQ protestors holding signs with misspelled phrases like, “Get a brain morans” and “Homosekuality is sin.” Other LGBTQ references include a quote from Cher in a painting and Ryan Reynolds painting the Stonewall Inn.

The video, which was released Monday (June 17), ends with a pink screen with a message supporting the Equality Act.

“Let’s show our pride by demanding that, on a national level, our laws truly treat all of our citizens equally,” it reads. “Please sign my petition for Senate support of the Equality Act on change.org.”

Many fans excitedly reacted to the ample LGBTQ representation and support found in the video.



This is not the first time Swift has supported the LGBTQ community. She recently donated $113,000 to the Tennessee Equality Project, a local LGBTQ organization, to fight the anti-LGBTQ bills that had been introduced in her home state. Swift also gave a surprise performance at the Stonewall Inn last