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Taylor Swift has donated $113,000 to foundation fighting anti-LGBTQ bills

April 10, 2019 | 16:30 IST | CineBuzz |

On Monday, the singer Taylor Swift donated $113,000 to LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) advocacy group called the Tennessee Equality Project (TEP), reports deadline.com.

Chris Sanders, TEP’s executive director, announced the donation through a Facebook post.

Swift said in the letter, dated April 8, that she felt “inspired” by the organisation’s work combating a proposed series of anti-LGBTQ bills in the Tennessee General Assembly.

“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. 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.”

Such a gift is a huge windfall for the organization – equivalent to nearly an entire year of its operating budget – and will no doubt empower TEP to do a great deal for the LGBT community in Tennessee in the coming years.