Taylor Swift Donates $113K to LGBTQ Group to Fight Against 'Slate to Hate'
Tennessee native, Taylor Swift, has voiced her opinion in politics once again. Swift donated a huge contribution of $113,000 to an LGBTQ advocacy group named the Tennessee Equality Project. TEP is fighting against the "Slate of Hate,' which is a plethora of bills that would allow certain businesses in Tennessee to refuse service to LGBTQ individuals . Through their organization, TEP allows their local LGBTQ community voice to be heard by federal offices and fight for their equal rights.
Monday Chris Sanders, the group's director, posted a hand-written note from Swift via Facebook that expressed her gratitude for the work they're doing.
“I’m so inspired by the work that you do, specifically in organizing the recent petition of Tennessee faith leaders standing up against the ‘Slate of Hate in our state legislature. Please convey my heartfelt thanks to them and accept this donation to support the work you and these leaders are doing. I’m grateful that they’re giving all people a place to worship,” says Swift.
Sanders replied on behalf of the group expressing how honored and grateful they were.
"She sees our struggle in Tennessee and continues to add her voice with so many good people, including religious leaders, who are speaking out for love in the face of fear," said Sanders.
The 'Slate of Hate' discrimination bills focuses on religious views on terms for adoption, indecent exposure in locker rooms, anti-transgender in bathrooms and marriage equality.
Swift has always been very quiet on her opinion in politics. Yet, according to Elle magazine Swift stated she needed to find her voice.
“I realized that it actually is my responsibility to use my influence against that disgusting rhetoric,” Swift wrote. “I’m going to do more to help. We have a big race coming up next year."
Thanks Taylor for being a proud ally for the LGBTQ community!