Taylor Swift Celebrates Pride Month With Wango Tango Performance & Speech: ‘We Need to Stand Together’

2019-06-03T09:20:02+00:00June 3rd, 2019|News|

Dressed like a rainbow with all of the colors, Taylor Swift used her platform on iHeartRadio’s Wango Tango stage to perform several of her hits and to show support to the LGBTQ community.

“It’s wonderful to be spending this particular evening with you because today is the first day of Pride Month,” she told Saturday night’s (June 1) Los Angeles crowd with a grin. “You know, a lot of my songs are about love and I just feel like who you love, how you identify — you should be able to live your life the way you want to live your life. You should have the same exact rights as everybody else.”

Swift, who earlier in the day had publicly penned an open letter to Tennessee senator Lamar Alexander urging the Senate to support the Equality Act, continued: “So, I started this petition, and you can find the link on my Instagram — it’s for the Equality Act, which basically just says that we want to send a message to our government that we believe everybody should be treated fairly in this country. If you sign it, it would really mean a lot to me because I think we need to stick up for each other, we need to stand together. Don’t you?”

She then delivered an acoustic “Delicate,” the only point of the night that saw the singer-songwriter alone with her guitar in front of the crowd. Swift didn’t waver much from previous acoustic renditions of the Reputation love song, save for a coy variation on her “’cause I like you” line.

Headlining Wango Tango, Swift opened her spirited mini-show with “Shake It Off,” backed by her band and a group of four vocalists. Her set list also included “Blank Space,” “I Knew You Were Trouble,” “Love Story,” “Style,” “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” and “ME!” with Brendon Urie.

Watch her speech and performance of “Delicate” below. Wango Tango, which also featured performances by the Jonas Brothers, Halsey, 5 Seconds of Summer and more, live streamed Saturday night and will air on Freeform on June 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

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