Taylor Swift is one generous woman and not only that, she puts her money where her mouth — and heart — are! She has been standing up for LGBTQ rights and now she’s done something to try to help.
The pop star just donated $113,000 to an LGBTQ organization in her home state of Tennessee called the Tennessee Equality Project (TEP) on Monday, April 8. Chris Sanders, who is the executive director of the organization, shared a letter from Swift on Facebook and thanked her for the big donation.
“I’m writing you to say that I’m so inspired by the work you do, specifically in organizing the recent petition of Tennessee faith leaders standing up against the ‘slate of hate’ in our state legislature,” she wrote in the letter.
“Please convey my heartfelt thanks to them and accept this donation to support the work you and these leaders are doing. I’m so grateful that they’re giving all people a place to worship.”
Sanders also captioned the photo with, “Taylor Swift has been a long-time ally to the LGBTQ community. She sees our struggle in Tennessee and continues to add her voice with so many good people, including religious leaders, who are speaking out for love in the face of fear.”
He added, “Tennessee Equality Project is honored and grateful to reveal Taylor Swift has made a donation of $113,000 to support our efforts at this critical moment.”
Though Swift has previously remained quiet when it comes to politics, she first opened up about the topic ahead of the 2018 midterm election and encouraged her fans to vote.
“I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country. I believe in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG,” she wrote on Instagram at the time.
“I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent. I cannot vote for someone who will not be willing to fight for dignity for ALL Americans, no matter their skin color, gender or who they love.”