Taylor Swift performs at Stonewall Inn for Pride Month

Brenda Watkins
June 16, 2019

The event was hosted by Jesse Tyler Ferguson and also featured performances from Sara Bareilles and Gavin Creel.

The 29-year-old superstar, who just released her LGBTQ anthem "You Need to Calm Down," popped onstage on Friday night (June 14) at The Stonewall Inn in New York City.

Pop music star Taylor Swift performed Friday night at the Stonewall Inn, a NY landmark for the gay-rights movement.

Justin Mikita, Taylor Swift, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson attend AEG and Stonewall Inns pride celebration commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. @taylorswift13, you are a gem.

AEG, the entertainment company that represents Swift, presented the show and a check for $50,000 to the Stonewall Inn's charity initiative.

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"I heard that this is Jesse's favorite song to do at karaoke", Swift said to the packed house. "You Need to Calm Down" is the ideal Pride anthem, and we're thrilled to see Taylor standing with the LGBTQ community to promote inclusivity, equality, and acceptance this Pride month". Add Taylor Swift as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Taylor Swift news, video, and analysis from ABC News. In one line, Swift sings, "Why are you mad, when you could be GLAAD?". According to TMZ, many of Swift's fans have indeed donated $13.

In a statement to ET, Anthony Ramos, GLAAD's Director of Celebrity and Talent Engagement, praised Swift's lyrics and support of the LGBTQ community.

"The fact that she continues to use her platform and music to support the LGBTQ community and the Equality Act is a true sign of being an ally".

Earlier this month the singer urged her fans to write to their local senator to demand they back the Equality Bill, which, if passed, would introduce laws to protect the LGBTQ+ community in the US.

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