A little rain (OK, a lot of rain) didn’t stop Taylor Swift‘s performance in Chicago. The star was at Soldier Field on Saturday for the second straight night, giving it her all, singing oldies like “You Belong to Me” and “Love Story” and newer hits “Look What You Made Me Do” and “… Ready For It?”. But it was just as she was about to introduce her latest single, “Delicate,” that she paused for a moment to give a heartfelt message in honour of Pride Month, to the LGBTQ community and the rest of the 52,000 in attendance.
— Lainey (@LaineyC94) June 3, 2018
Come on, how great is she? Say what you want about Taylor but you can’t deny that she’s just a girl, standing in front of tens of thousands of fans, asking them to be OK with love in every way. Swift’s words, honouring those who are brave enough to be vulnerable and honest about their feelings even though “it might be met with adversity from society,” couldn’t have been said more beautifully.
And while Tay noted that we’ve come a long way, she also acknowledged that we still have a long way to go; frustrating but true. But there’s something about her saying those words while wearing a rainbow dress that’s just so dang empowering and uplifting. And those in attendance and her fans everywhere couldn’t agree more.
Taylor just gave a 5 minute speech about Pride Month while wearing her rainbow dress and how the world has so much farther to go to understand love and basically dedicated Delicate to the LGBTQ community so that just happened at #reptourchicago
— Dallas Chicago (@dallas_dante) June 3, 2018
— Becky Winters (@its_b_dubs31) June 3, 2018
— daniela (@consequenswift) June 3, 2018
— 𝕁𝕒𝕞𝕖𝕤 🍭 (@delicatewndrlnd) June 3, 2018
Wonder if Taylor knows just how grateful people were to hear her passionate speech. Because those powerful words sure packed a punch. She’s more than happy to share the love and encourage acceptance; now if only that message could be heard by everyone.