Taylor Swift Pens Pro-Gay Anthem


She’s gearing up to release her fifth studio album, ‘1989‘ and Taylor Swift has released another track in the lead up, ‘Welcome To New York’.


A love letter to her new home of New York, Taylor sings about the diversity of the city which has inspired her so much. She also includes an overtly pro-gay message, with the lyrics, “You can want who you want/ Boys and boys and girls and girls.”

Of course, it’s not as in your face as Gaga’s Born This Way (which we are cool with) – we are more than proud of Taylor for being an ally.

It’s not the first time that Taylor spoke out against homophobia. In 2013, she spoke about the death of 15 year-old Lawrence King who was murdered by a classmate, allegedly for being gay.

She wrote,

On the anniversary of Lawrence’s death, we need to remember that he was killed just for being who he was. If we forget, this kind of crime could happen again. My parents taught me never to judge others based on whom they love, what color their skin is, or their religion. Why make life miserable for someone when you could be using your energy for good? We don’t need to share the same opinions as others, but we need to be respectful. When you hear people making hateful comments, stand up to them. Point out what a waste it is to hate, and you could open their eyes.

—Taylor Swift


1989 will be released on October 27, and includes the No.1 single ‘Shake It Off’

Watch Taylor talk about Welcome To New York below.

Listen to the track now.

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