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Sun Sep 1, 2019, 07:52 PM

Why Taylor Swift Really Scares Trump On LGBTQ Rights

Source: Daily Beast

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Why Taylor Swift Really Scares Trump On LGBTQ Rights

When Taylor Swift called out the Trump administration over the Equality Act at MTV’s Video Music Awards, the president’s supporters returned fire—revealing how much they fear her.

Michelangelo Signorile
Updated 09.01.19 9:12AM ET / Published 09.01.19 5:19AM ET

More than any politician—or any other pop star—Taylor Swift has struck fear in the hearts of the enemies of LGBTQ equality.

Democratic candidates running for president have strongly denounced the White House’s opposition to the Equality Act, for example, the broad anti-discrimination bill that would protect LGBTQ people federally.

It was passed by the House earlier this year but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell won’t allow a vote in the Senate. Beyond the White House’s initial opposition statement to the bill back in May, however, Democrats’ demands have been largely ignored.

But when Swift called out the Trump administration at the MTV Video Music Awards last Monday night, accepting the award for Video of the Year for her queer anthem, “You Need To Calm Down,” and asking the White House to respond to a petition she’d promoted supporting the Equality Act, the response came less than 24 hours later.

The White House’s gay deputy press secretary, Judd Deere, repeated the Trump administration line that it “supports equal treatment for all” but doesn’t support this bill because of “poison pills”—a bogus argument meant to cover up President Donald Trump’s bowing to religious extremists and their desire to discriminate based on their religious beliefs.

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Sun Sep 1, 2019, 07:54 PM

1. A real bonafide threat

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Sun Sep 1, 2019, 09:58 PM

2. its more than that.

at first i thought ts was a republican due to the fact that she was a country singer at first. but since she came out as pro choice and pro lbgt rights, she has a huge platform. she doesn't have to campaign with the democratic nominee, she can set up a voter registration drive where it can hurt, the suburbs. and suburban white women are already horrified by this administration's actions. if anything i would let her stay out there, she could be a very potent weapon for team blue in 2020.

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Mon Sep 2, 2019, 01:29 PM

3. And if there's one person who you don't want to mess with, it's Taylor Swift.

Her massive army of fans will utterly destroy you if you get on her bad side.

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