Taylor Swift drops defiant Pro-Pride Anti-Homophobia Song

Taylor Swift drops defiant Pro-Pride Anti-Homophobia Song

Taylor Swift has continued her slow political awakening by releasing a triumphant new anti-homophobia song in time for Pride.

The song, titled ‘You Need To Calm Down’, references LGBT+ organisation GLAAD and takes on Twitter trolls.

“You are somebody that I don’t know,” she sings. “But you’re takin’ shots at me like it’s Patron / And I’m must like, damn, it’s 7 a.m. / Say it in the street, that’s a knockout / But you say it in a tweet, that’s a cop-out.”

“Why are you mad when you could be GLAAD?” she adds in the next verse.

Later in the song she calls out Pride protestors, singing: “Sunshine on the street at the parade / But you would rather be in the dark ages / Makin’ that sign must’ve taken all night.

“You just need to take several seats and then try to restore the peace / And control your urges to scream about all the people you hate / ‘Cause shade never made anybody less gay.”

Swift has been stepping up her support of the LGBT+ community, recently penning an open letter criticizing Donald Trump and calling on her state to support the Equality Act.

She also recently donated $113,000 to LGBT+ charities in her state.

Swift’s new song also led to surge in donations to GLAAD. TMZ reports that the orchestrated name drop turned into real coinage for the advocacy organization: “GLAAD recently started a fundraiser to support its LGBTQ advocacy work during Pride Month, setting a $1,300 goal as an homage to Taylor’s favorite number 13 … and we’re told many of the donations flowing in are for $13. GLAAD executive Anthony Ramos is glad to have Taylor on their side … he says, ‘The fact she continues to use her platform and music to support the LGBTQ community and the Equality Act is a true sign of being an ally.’”

Previous Romance novelist, Nicholas Sparks, exposed in leaked emails as antigay and racist

About author

You might also like

The Happenings 11 Comments

Mr Gay World 2017 Is Crowned

The winner of Mr Gay World 2017 has been announced. Model John Raspado has become the first Filipino to be crowned the winner since the competition first began. More than

The Happenings 7 Comments

Cambodia to arrest people who photoshopped the King having gay sex

The Cambodian police have vowed to arrest the creators of a picture that shows the country’s King having gay sex. The photoshopped picture, which surfaced on the social media last

The Happenings 3 Comments

“Donald Duke Doesn’t Understand or Respect Human Rights.” – Pamela Adie

Presidential aspirant Donald Duke recently sat down with entertainer Falz and broadcast journalist Laila Johnson-Salami on an episode of their show, On The Couch With Falz and Laila, and talked


  1. Mitch
    June 15, 09:16 Reply

    I rarely like Taylor Swift songs.
    I have less than 10 of her songs on my devices. And the only reason I get to listen to Taylor’s music is the fact that my friend, who is a Swiftie, ensures that he makes me listen to everything she ever releases.

    However, YNTCD was nice.
    Yes, it was a generic Taylor-sounding song.
    But I actually liked it.

  2. Higwe
    June 15, 12:48 Reply

    Taylor really dropped the ball this era …first there was meh (me ) and now this ….

    She used to make bops like blank space , delicate , wildest dreams etcetera …

    I know I should like this but I refuse to glorify mediocrity ??

    * Keeps boping to Old Town Road , Bad guyz , Never really over , Sucker and Dancing with a stranger *

    “Shade never made anyone less gay ” there is an iconic line though .??

Leave a Reply