June 14, 2019 at 1:55 pm PST | by Mariah Cooper
Taylor Swift blasts homophobia, shouts out GLAAD on new track

Taylor Swift. (Photo by Glenn Francis/Pacific Pro Digital Photography via Wikimedia Commons)

Taylor Swift released her new song “You Need to Calm Down,” the second single from her upcoming album “Lover,” and it’s being hailed as a pro-LGBTQ anthem.

In the song, Swift calls out haters with the second verse dedicated to people who have anti-LGBTQ views. She even namechecks media watchdog organization GLAAD.

According to TMZ, GLAAD has received an increase in donations since the song’s release.

“You are somebody that we don’t know. But you’re coming at my friends like a missile. Why are you mad? When you could be GLAAD? Sunshine on the street at the parade. But you would rather be in the dark ages making that sign. Must have taken all night,” Swift sings. “You just need to take several seats and then try to restore the peace / And control your urges to scream about all the people you hate. Cause shade never made anybody less gay.”

“Can you just not step on his gown?” Swift adds in the refrain.

Fans praised the track for calling out homophobia on social media.

“Lover” will be released on Aug. 23.

Listen below.

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