Taylor Swift has kick-started Pride Month in full color by performing at the 2019 iHeartRadio Wango Tango Concert in L.A.
The event, held at the Dignity Health Sports Park on Saturday, was hosted by Ryan Seacrest and the lineup included, among others, The Jonas Brothers, Halsey, 5SOS and Zedd.
Taylor Swift gave a live rendition of her hit songs Shake it off, Blank Space, I Knew You Were Trouble, Love Story, and Style along with a couple of other songs from her previous albums. She closed the night with her newest single ME! with a special guest performance by Brendon Urie.
The singer was dressed in a vibrant rainbow attire with the fringed sleeves which gave the illusion of colorful wings.
A couple of hours before going on stage she took to her Instagram to share a picture of the letter she had written to the U.S senator from Tennessee, Lamar Alexander regarding the passing of the Equality’s Act.
The singer brought up the subject of her letter in the concert, by saying,
“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”.
She further urged her cheering fans to sign the petition that
“sends 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 and stand together. Don’t you?”
Taylor Swift then went on to sing an acoustic version of her song Delicate, the only one at with her alone on the stage without any backup dancers or singers.
Taylor had previously been criticized by her fans for not supporting any of the candidates in the 2016 presidential elections. However, her stance on the current Act has been praised by many of her fans and critics as well.