Taylor Swift is issuing a call of action to her fans to keep raising your voice for the voiceless during Pride Live’s Stonewall Day livestream event, which is an annual commemoration of the 1969 Stonewall uprising.
The 30-year-old musician called out the 2020 Census during her message, for not featuring nonbinary or transgender as a choice when listing your gender.
“We had a really good step forward recently with the Supreme Court ruling based on discrimination, based on sex, but we still have so far to go in terms of equality and protections for LGBTQ people and people in the trans community,” she noted in her pre-recorded message for the event.
Taylor continued that “The Equality Act has still not been passed and that needs to happen” and further called out the 2020 Census.
“I got my Census the other day and there were two choices for gender. There was male and female and that erasure was so upsetting to me, the erasure of transgender and nonbinary people,” she said. “When you don’t collect information on a group of people, that means that you have every excuse in the world not to support them. When you don’t collect data on a community, that’s a really, really brutal way of dismissing them.”
Taylor used this as a call to action for her fans: “Obviously, we all need to exercise our right to vote this year. We need to check out our absentee ballot policy in our states and we need to make sure that we elect people who care about all communities.”
If you missed it, earlier this month Taylor called out historical, racist figures in a series of tweets. Read them all here…
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