Taylor Swift gives surprise Pride performance at Stonewall Inn

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Taylor Swift thrilled the crowd at the Stonewall Inn Friday night with a surprise performance at the 50th anniversary of the gay rights riot at the storied West Village bar.

Swift just dropped her new song "You Need to Calm Down", which targets homophobia, at midnight after announcing that her next album will be titled "Lover" and arrive on August 23. Look who came to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Stonewall at the Stonewall Inn.

Taylor Swift surprised the crowd at Stonewall Inn anniversary event.

During the event, Taylor performed "Shake It Off" and invited Jesse to sing along with her on stage!

Earlier on Friday, AEG and SIGBI partnered with Hawkins Mikita, Spring Place and Tie the Knot and hosted the first ever annual SIGBI Summit that featured a panel discussion with activists and prominent voices from the LGBTQ community.

Swift, a 10-time Grammy victor, thrilled the crowd as she performed an acoustic version of her hit "Shake it Off". "So if there's anything you feel like you want to jump in on", she told him, "a part that you're really good at, just sing, dance and be yourself-this is a really safe space!" "You Need to Calm Down" - which features lyrics such as "Why are you mad when you could be GLAAD?" and "Control your urges to scream about all the people you hate / 'Cause shade never made anybody less gay" - calls out haters and homophobes.

GLAAD executive Anthony Ramos added, "The fact she (Taylor) continues to use her platform and music to support the LGBTQ community and the Equality Act is a true sign of being an ally".

"While we have so much to celebrate, we also have a great distance to go before everyone in this country is truly treated equally", Swift wrote in a rainbow-colored note to her fans.

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