Taylor Swift Donates $113,000 to LGBTQ organization

Written by on April 10, 2019

Taylor Swift filled in the blank space of a check with a very generous amount.

The 29-year-old singer donated $113,000 to an LGBTQ organization called the Tennessee Equality Project (TEP) on Monday and penned in a handwritten note why she felt so “inspired by the work” they do. Chris Sanders, who is TEP’s executive director, posted a photo of Swift’s letter onto the organization’s Facebook page and praised the singer for her gift.

“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,” Swift began her letter. “Please convey my heartfelt thanks to them and accept this donation to support the work you and these leaders are doing.”

The “Delicate” singer added, “I’m so grateful that they’re giving all people a place to worship.”

Sanders said in his caption that TEP was “honored and grateful” for her note and donation.

“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,” Sanders wrote.

He continued, “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.”

This story can also be found in paper format distributed throughout the Kansas City Metro area and beyond in KC Exposures.

A related article by kcpride.com of Taylor supporting the LGBTQ community.

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