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Taylor Swift Wants You To Know She’s An Advocate For The LGBTQ Community

Taylor Swift is the cover star for the September issue of Vogue.

T Swift is in full promo mode as we inch closer towards the release of her forthcoming album, Lover, out August 23rd. Not only is she performing at the VMAs later this month (where she’s nominated 10 times), but the singer is finally opening up about an array of hot Taylor topics in the September issue of Vogue, a prestigious issue that only a handful of superstars are afforded to land like Lady Gaga and Beyonce.

One of the most notable sections of her interview is Swift’s public realization that she hasn’t outwardly supported the LGBTQ community up until now. Tsk tsk.

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Friend and frequent collaborator, Todrick Hall, asked Swift what she would do if her son was gay.

“The fact that he had to ask me… shocked me and made me realize that I had not made my position clear enough or loud enough,” Swift said. “If my son was gay, he’d be gay. I don’t understand the question.”

“If he was thinking that, I can’t imagine what my fans in the LGBTQ community might be thinking,” she continued. “It was kind of devastating to realize that I hadn’t been publicly clear about that.”

Swift prominently supports the LGBTQ community in her new music video for “You Need To Calm Down.” “I didn’t realize until recently that I could advocate for a community that I’m not a part of,” she said. “It’s hard to know how to do that without being so fearful of making a mistake that you just freeze. Because my mistakes are very loud. When I make a mistake, it echoes through the canyons of the world. It’s clickbait, and it’s a part of my life story, and it’s a part of my career arc.”

Other gems in the interview include her take on Scooter Braun gobbling up former label (“It was either investing in my past or my and other artists’ future, and I chose the future”), Big Machine Records, cancel culture and not taking a stance against Donald Trump prior to the election. You can read the full interview here.