[서울=RNX뉴스] 강은혜 기자 = Taylor Swift to Receive GLAAD’s 2020 Vanguard Award.
GLAAD recently announced their decision to honor Taylor Swift with the Vanguard Award for her LGBTQ allyship.
Swift will receive the award at the 31st annual GLAAD Media Awards on April 16, 2020.
According to to GLAAD’s President and CEO, Sarah Kate Ellis, Swift prominently uses her platform to “promote LGBTQ acceptance.”
"Taylor Swift proudly uses her unique ability to influence pop culture to promote LGBTQ acceptance … In a time of political and cultural division, Taylor creates music that unites and calls on her massive fan following to speak up and call for change.", Sarah Kate Ellis, via statement .
GLAAD specifically highlighted Swift’s support of the Equality Act in June 2019.
At the time, Swift wrote a letter to Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander, encouraging him to support the bill.
She also created a petition, which received over 500,000 signatures, in hopes of encouraging her fans to show support for the bill too.
Swift’s LGBTQ allyship is also apparent in her song “You Need to Calm Down,” as it is an anti-hate anthem that promotes LGBTQ equality and acceptance.