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'Whether I like her music or not, Taylor’s petition is a demand. Where is yours?': Lady Bunny defends Taylor Swift

The American drag queen praised Taylor for her petition for the Equality Act

2019-06-24

Words: Steve Brown

Lady Bunny has defended Taylor Swift after she faced backlash for releasing her new single ‘You Need to Calm Down’.

Taylor dropped her latest single from her upcoming album ‘Lover’ and the music video featured a number of LGBTQ personalities including the Queer Eye boys, Ellen DeGeneres and RuPaul.

However, the pop singer faced backlash after many claimed she was jumping on the Pride bandwagon to sell records.

But now, American drag queen Lady Bunny has defended Taylor is a lengthy Instagram post and praised Taylor’s petition to try and pass the Equality Act.

Lady Bunny wrote: “I’m not a fan of Taylor Swift. Is she using gay causes to promote her new song? Sure, just like Born This Way, I Kissed A Girl and Madonna’s I Rise did.

“I have no desire to get into one of those silly ‘My diva is better than yours” discussions. We all have different tastes.

“My question is this: Regardless of why she’s doing it, has Taylor Swift done more for the gay community than most within that community? She donated $113,000. We’re not all pop stars with that kind of money to donate, but did we give any to support our own causes?

“Love her music or hate it, Swift created a petition which has now been signed by several presidential candidates. Did you sign or create one? That’s free to do.

 
 
 
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I’m not a fan of Taylor Swift. Is she using gay causes to promote her new song? Sure, just like Born This Way, I Kissed A Girl and Madonna’s I Rise did. I have no desire to get into one of those silly ‘My diva is better than yours” discussions. We all have different tastes. My question is this: Regardless of why she’s doing it, has Taylor Swift done more for the gay community than most within that community? She donated $113,000. We’re not all pop stars with that kind of money to donate, but did we give any to support our own causes? Love her music or hate it, Swift created a petition which has now been signed by several presidential candidates. Did you sign or create one? That’s free to do. Taylor’s petition supports the Equality Act, which bans discrimination against LGBT people for housing and work. The act passed the House Of Representatives in May. When I posted about it on Fecesbook, my post got a couple likes. My next post, about a Florida man on meth having oral sex with an alligator, got dozens of likes and shares. So despite what we may suspect is the reason Taylor is suddenly an ally, she’s doing more than most people in our community. Why does it take a pop star’s video to get us discussing our own rights? Because gay media is so dumbed down? And is gay media dumbed down because they know what we clicked on before and are therefore just providing us with more polarizing celeb content? I’ve just looked at the homepage of several leading gay sites. Most articles are celebrity gossip. Without Taylor, would most even know about the Equality Act? Are the gay celebrities in the video posting about it? There is an election coming up. If we make no demands from politicians, then we get nothing from them even if they win with our support. They need our votes now, and if we pay so little attention to our rights that a pop video sparks the widest debate on it, then that screams to politicians “Ignore our community, since we barely even care about ourselves.” Whether I like her music or not, Taylor’s petition is a demand. Where is yours?

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“Taylor’s petition supports the Equality Act, which bans discrimination against LGBT people for housing and work.

“The act passed the House Of Representatives in May. When I posted about it on Fecesbook, my post got a couple likes.

“My next post, about a Florida man on meth having oral sex with an alligator, got dozens of likes and shares.

“So despite what we may suspect is the reason Taylor is suddenly an ally, she’s doing more than most people in our community.

“Why does it take a pop star’s video to get us discussing our own rights? Because gay media is so dumbed down?

“And is gay media dumbed down because they know what we clicked on before and are therefore just providing us with more polarizing celeb content?

“I’ve just looked at the homepage of several leading gay sites. Most articles are celebrity gossip.

“Without Taylor, would most even know about the Equality Act? Are the gay celebrities in the video posting about it? There is an election coming up.

“If we make no demands from politicians, then we get nothing from them even if they win with our support.

“They need our votes now, and if we pay so little attention to our rights that a pop video sparks the widest debate on it, then that screams to politicians “Ignore our community, since we barely even care about ourselves.”

“Whether I like her music or not, Taylor’s petition is a demand. Where is yours?”