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Taylor Swift Donates $113K to Tennessee LGBTQ Advocacy Group

Swift praised the religious leaders for giving all people a place to worship and for 'standing up against the 'Slate of Hate' in our state legislature.'

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    Taylor Swift Donates $113K to LGBTQ Organization

    Taylor Swift is feeling generous for a good cause. The music superstar gave $113,000 to the Tennessee Equality Project, reportedly almost a year's worth of the donation's annual operation budget. Find out the inspiration behind Taylor's gift, and why it's the latest example of her newfound public political activism.

    (Published Tuesday, April 9, 2019)

    Music superstar Taylor Swift says the efforts of a Tennessee LGBTQ advocacy group to fight a handful of contentious bills moving inside the state's Republican-controlled General Assembly inspired her to make a sizeable donation.

    According to the Tennessee Equality Project, Swift donated $113,000 to the organization on Monday. The group posted a handwritten letter from Swift, who cited a recent petition of Tennessee faith leaders who oppose a series of bills they say target LGBTQ individuals.

    Swift praised the religious leaders for giving all people a place to worship and for "standing up against the 'Slate of Hate' in our state legislature."

    The bills include allowing adoption agencies to discriminate against same-sex couples and preventing government agencies from considering a business's nondiscrimination policies when selecting a contract.