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Taylor Swift Speaks Out About The 2020 Census & Calls Out The Erasure of Transgender and Nonbinary People

Taylor Swift Speaks Out About The 2020 Census & Calls Out The Erasure of Transgender and Nonbinary People

Taylor Swift is calling out the 2020 census.

The 30-year-old musician took part in Pride Live’s Stonewall Day livestream event, which is an annual commemoration of the 1969 Stonewall uprising where she addressed the issue.

“We had a really good step forward recently with the Supreme Court ruling based on discrimination, based on sex, but we still have so far to go in terms of equality and protections for LGBTQ people and people in the trans community,” she noted in her pre-recorded message for the event.

Taylor continued that “The Equality Act has still not been passed and that needs to happen” and further called out the 2020 Census, which doesn’t have the option of checking transgender or nonbinary for your gender.

“I got my Census the other day and there were two choices for gender. There was male and female and that erasure was so upsetting to me, the erasure of transgender and nonbinary people,” she said. “When you don’t collect information on a group of people, that means that you have every excuse in the world not to support them. When you don’t collect data on a community, that’s a really, really brutal way of dismissing them.”

Taylor used this as a call to action for her fans: “Obviously, we all need to exercise our right to vote this year. We need to check out our absentee ballot policy in our states and we need to make sure that we elect people who care about all communities.”

Earlier this month, Taylor spoke out about Black Lives Matter and had the perfect reason why Juneteenth should be a national holiday. See what she said here…

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