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Wearing a rainbow dress, Taylor Swift gave a heartfelt Pride month speech to the LGBT community at Saturday's Reputation tour Chicago concert.
"It's very brave to be vulnerable about your feelings in any sense, in any situation, but it’s even more brave to be honest about your feelings and who you love when you know that it might be met with adversity from society," she told the audience.
"And so this month and every month I want to send my love and respect to everybody who has been brave enough to be honest about how they feel, to live their lives as they are, as they feel they should be, as they identify. And this is a month where I think we need to celebrate how far we've come, but I think we also need to acknowledge how far we still have left to go."
"I want to send my love and respect to everybody who, in their journey in their life, hasn't felt comfortable enough to come out. And may you do that on your own time and may we end up in a world where everyone can live and love equally and no one has to be afraid to be vulnerable to say how they feel," she continued.
"Because when it comes to feelings and when it comes to love and searching for someone to spend your whole life with, it's all just really, really delicate," she said before performing 'Delicate' from her Reputation album.
Swift was viciously attacked during the US presidential campaign for not publicly supporting Hillary Clinton and has faced continued criticism for staying publicly silent on political issues. Her silence led to accusations that she is a Trump supporter who is an "aggressively white" enabler of the alt-right.
Swift has previously explained her reluctance to speak publicly about politics, saying “I try to keep myself as educated and informed as possible. But I don’t talk about politics because it might influence other people. And I don’t think that I know enough yet in life to be telling people who to vote for.”