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Taylor Swift kicks off Pride Month: Taylor Swift, at the start of Pride Month, asks Tennessee senator to support Equality Act


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Taylor Swift took to Twitter minutes into the start of June, Pride Month, to show her endorsement of the Equality Act, the bill that extends civil rights protections to gay and transgender Americans. Swift posted a letter addressed to Tennessee's Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander that asked him to protect the rights of the LGBTQ community and support the Equality Act."I've decided to kick off Pride Month by writing a letter to one of my senators to explain how strongly I feel that the Equality Act should be passed," Swift wrote on Twitter to her fans. She encouraged them to reach out to their senators and to use the hashtag #lettertomysenator for her to see.In the post, Swift mentioned a link to a change.org petition that she started, which on the first day reached more than 70,000 signatures, where supporters of the legislation can add their names to a document urging the Senate to pass the Equality Act. The Equality Act would extend civil rights protections to the LGBTQ community by prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. "Please, please think about the lives you could change for the better if you were to vote to support the Equality Act in the Senate and prohibit this harsh and unfair discrimination." In May, the bill was passed by the House of Representatives, with every Democrat and eight Republicans voting in favor. Taylor Swift says she is kicking off Pride Month with an Equality Act endorsement. Taylor Swift says she is kicking off Pride Month with an Equality Act endorsement. Of the 12 people killed in Friday's shooting in Virginia Beach, 11 were city employees. Virginia Beach police identified the gunman in Friday's shooting as 40-year-old Dwayne Craddock, who was a longtime city employee.

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