June is Pride month, and Taylor Swift recognized the significance during the second night of her concert at Chicago’s Soldier Field over the weekend.
“This month and every month I want to send 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,” she told the crowd. “This is a month where I think we need to celebrate how far we’ve come, but I think we also need to acknowledge how far we have left to go.”
She added, “I want to send my love and respect to everybody who hasn’t felt comfortable enough to come out yet ... and may you do that on your own time and may we end up in a world where everyone can live and love equally and no one has to be afraid to all say how they feel.”
Taylor then launched into her song “Delicate,” but not before noting, “When it comes to feelings and when it comes to love and searching for someone to spend your whole life with ... it’s all just really, really delicate."
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