Taylor Swift Asks Fans to "Keep Pushing" for LGBTQ+ Protections in Attitude Acceptance Speech

Taylor Swift promised to advocate for everyone to "live out their love story" during her acceptance speech at the 2020 Attitude Awards.

By Ryan Gajewski Dec 02, 2020 9:39 AMTags
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Taylor Swift wants to help ensure that everyone can seek out their own love story.

The 30-year-old singer doubled down on her support for the LGBTQ+ community while accepting the Icon Award at the Virgin Atlantic Attitude Awards virtual ceremony that was broadcast on Tuesday, Dec. 1.

"I want to say thank you to anyone who had a hand in deciding that I should deserve this," Swift said. "And mostly I want to say thank you to the fans for giving me a platform to make music and to be vocal about the things that I think are right and wrong."

The music superstar encouraged her supporters to do what they can by contacting government officials and calling for legislation that protects these communities. 

"I just believe very firmly that everyone should be able to live out their love story without the fear of discrimination, and the way for that to happen is for us to continue to keep pushing governments to put protections in place for members of the LGBTQ community," the "You Need to Calm Down" singer continued. "And I promise to always advocate for that, and I'm just grateful for this amazing award."

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Other winners at the event included Dua Lipa and Paloma Faith.

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Swift, who is nominated for six Grammys heading into the 2021 ceremony on Jan. 31, was particularly vocal in the lead-up to the 2020 presidential election. 

"Everyone deserves a government that takes global health risks seriously and puts the lives of its people first," she wrote for V Magazine's "The Thought Leaders Issue" in October. "The only way we can begin to make things better is to choose leaders who are willing to face these issues and find ways to work through them."

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