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LGBTQ Celebrities Take the Crown in Taylor Swift's New Video

LGBTQ Celebrities Take the Crown in Taylor Swift's New Video

LGBTQ Celebrities Take the Crown in Taylor Swift's New Video

"You Need to Calm Down" is an anti-homophobia anthem, and the video goes hard.

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The video for Taylor Swift’s new pro-LGBTQ single, “You Need to Calm Down,” premiered this morning and whoa, it features SO MANY queer celebrities!

Todrick Hall, Laverne Cox, Ellen DeGeneres, the Queer Eye cast, RuPaul, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Hayley Kiyoko, Hannah Hart, Adam Rippon, Billy Porter — and more. WHEW.

The video sees Taylor partying it up in a very queer-friendly trailer park with all her pals, while Westboro Baptist stand-ins protest with misspelled signs about “Adam and Eve.” We all know the ones.

A “pop queen pageant” leads into a fun-filled food fight, during which Taylor, dressed as fries, reunites with her burger — Katy Perry!

While their feud has of course been well-documented over the years, they recently publicized that they had made up, leading many to speculate that Perry would appear in a video, if not be featured in an actual single of Taylor’s.

But despite how heartwarming it is to see the two popstars and former friends reunite, the best part of video had to have come during the line “‘cause shade never made anybody less gay,” when Taylor appears to straight up throw a middle finger into the air.

We’ve come a long way from Nashville’s demure, boy-crazy sweetheart, and 2019 Taylor is doing more than just blatantly flipping off and condemning the homophobic jerks of the world. Her video ends with yet another call to support the Equality Act, a cause she’s been championing hardcore for the last few weeks.

Seeing a mainstream star like Taylor Swift standing up for the LGBTQ community has had a lot of young fans feeling seen and supported, and we can’t wait to see how she continues to show that support next.

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Rachel Kiley

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.