Pop superstar Taylor Swift has donated $ 113,000 (€ 100,300) to a LGBT + group to support his fight against laws in the state of Tennessee, which according to the Tennessee Equality Project (TEP) would reverse the rights of gays and transgender people ,
Swift, who began her career in Nashville, Tennessee, contributed to Tep, a Nashville-based group that recently convened more than 100 religious leaders to denounce anti-LGBT bills that are part of so-called "hatred." by the legislature.
The bill would allow adoption agencies to block LGBT + people, disagree with same-sex marriages, and impose school-defending measures that encourage Trans people to use restrooms and changing rooms according to their "biological gender."
"I am so inspired by the work you are doing, especially in organizing the recent petition of Tennessee leaders opposing Slate of Hate," wrote Swift (29) in a note to the project leader.
The project said in a Facebook post that Swift was a longtime ally of the LGBTQ community. The post contained a photo of Swift's note.
"@ TaylorSwift13, that enlightened my heart," tweeted talk show presenter Ellen DeGeneres, whose show was canceled one year after she turned out gay in 1997 in an episode.
Same-sex marriage was legalized in the US in 2015 after a ruling by the Supreme Court. However, some states have tried to renounce LGBT + rights. A law from North Carolina calling on Trans people to use bathrooms conforming to their birth gender was lifted in 2017 after one year, after companies and sports leagues boycotted the state.
Tennessee is ranked by the Pew Research Center as one of the country's most religious states with 73 percent of "high religious" adults and 52 percent of the Protestant Protestants.
While Swift has been criticized in the past for her silence over her political views in the past, she has come out in October endorsed two Democratic candidates He received both praise and criticism for the congress: Donald Trump said that he now liked Swift's music "25% less".
In a list of "30 Things I Learned Before I Was 30," which Swift contributed to Elle magazine in March, she wrote about "finding my voice political."
"I've realized that my job is actually to use my influence against this disgusting rhetoric," Swift wrote. "I will do more to help. We have a big race next year. "- Reuters, Guardian