Taylor Swift takes on anti-LGBT+ protesters who disrupt parades celebrating Pride Month in her new single, "You Need to Calm Down".

The 29-year-old singer hopes her new single will dethrone country rapper Lil Nas X whose "Old Town Road" remix featuring Billy Ray Cyrus has dominated the charts for over 10 weeks.

June is Pride Month for the LGBT+ community in America. Taylor's new record aims the spotlight on protesters who disrupt Pride parades in major cities around the country.

"Why are you mad when you could be GLAAD?" she sings. The line references the organization that promotes understanding, acceptance, and tolerance of the LGBT+ community.

"We all got crowns/ you need to calm down" she sings. Later in the track, Taylor speaks directly to anti-LGBT+ protesters as she sings:

    Sunshine on the street at the parade
    But you would rather be in the dark ages
    Makin' that sign must've taken all night.

    And control your urges to scream about the people you hate
    'Cause shade never made anybody less gay

The song is the second track taken from Taylor's upcoming album Lover. Her fans are anxious to see the video for "You Need to Calm Down", but the singer explained she decided to drop a lyric video first.

"I wanted you to hear the song first, then see the video," she said during a live discussion with fans. "Because the video is very worth the wait. There's a lot going on in the video so I wanted that to be a separate discovery."

The music video will debut on June 17, with the 18-track album slated for release on August 23.


Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images

  • jayhawkpride

    I never understood the hype surrounding Taylor Swift!!

  • TamG

    I feel so sorry for youth these days. There’s nowhere they can turn in which this is not being thrust upon them. Radio, tv, Internet. The entirety of the entertainment business now is invested in indoctrinating the masses to the point its values are the only ones that count. We are all now pawns they want to to indoctrinate into adopting their agenda. They will not rest until all have adopted their values. How dare anyone dissent. How dare anyone think differently. You must buy what they’re selling or you will be ostracized and demonized. You must hop aboard the “pride” train...or else!

  • CardiB’sAbs

    I wonder how her original country bumpkin backwoods trailer trash confederate flag wearing bible thumping fan base is taking this. They loved her lily white wholesome image. Will they burn the albums they already own of her music? Will they protest outside her concerts? I like that one song of hers “Shake if off”.

  • Gloria

    Song doesn’t have enough seasoning for me

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Yup. I guess being a champion for LGBTQrstxyz is supposed to be the cool thing right now.

  • xxxgracious

    Taylor starting to look like her mama lol.

  • Gloria

    Did you listen to the song? She is not trying to convince anyone to be apart of the LGBTQ community. It actually seems like she is just telling people to mind their own business. Regardless of what you say and think, there have been gay people present since.... forever, and there will continue to be gay people. So instead of getting pissed about how other people choose to live their life, calm down and just focus on yours.

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  • Phillybruh

    When she says jump those white girls say how high, they grew up with her.

  • Phillybruh

    To be honest with you, I don't think they care as much as the adults do. If they straight they know they straight and TV ain't going to change that. Now little black boys are very different, they have to be men by the time they are four or five so they don't have a chance to care.

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    Sick of this gay agenda. Be who you want to be, but you cannot make others agree with your lifestyle. Sheesh

  • T Willis

    It’s called being an alliance. Just like the LGBTQ have historically supported blacks during slavery, Jim Crow, and now with the #BLM. We have to have allies, without the support of other people of color (Hispanics, Asians, Jews etc), and the LGTBQ, we will be sitting ducks against yt supremacists. No one is asking you to support the movement, just to stfu and stop being a distraction lol.

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  • MsSapphire9800

    Lawdy...Lawdy...This need to be an open post....No one care about T.S. and her heart aches.....she makes a song every time something goes wrong in her poor life. IT'S FRIDAY !!!

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  • Gloria

    Right. A child can watch TV and be subjected to nothing but “heterosexual propaganda” and still turn out gay. A child can have two gay parents and still grow up to be heterosexual. If you are gay, you are gay. If you are straight, you are straight. Stop blaming media for that ish.

  • Phillybruh

    I got two very hetero sexual teenagers in my house, thank god for unlimited minutes because one stays on the phone with his girlfriend like they don't live around the corner from each other....lol And the other we just eased up on his internet access and he's fixated on Megan the trainer ....lol

  • T Willis

    Lol smh black people, my people ????? can be such one dimensional thinkers. First off, the reason why the LGTBQ movement is so important is because they are allies to the liberal, the feminist, and the disenfranchised. So when a disenfranchised group has been discriminated against, the other groups use their platforms to bring awareness to the injustices. Just like when Ferguson happened, or the police shootings of unarmed black men, those same groups use their platforms and their music to draw awareness. This is no different. What most blacks fail to understand is that, the reason we’ve gotten to this point is through the help of liberal yt, gays, and the Jews. So when they experience injustice, we spread awareness for them to help them get justice - the same as they would for us. It’s not an agenda. It is not propaganda. No one is trying to convert yours or your children’s sexuality. This is simply minorities and the disenfranchised supporting each other. Why does it have to be something rooted in negativity and conspiracy? How would you feel if the majority of yt ppl felt like they were forced to care about blacks just because we wanted equality? I just wish folks would stop and actually think for a moment instead of running off ignorance and stupidity.

  • fawkery

    You are a damn lie! How did the LGBTQ community support blacks during slavery?! The "gay" slave owners were buck breaking black men through sexual violence, intimidation and humiliation. If we have an alliance, where was everyone when Ed Buck killed those two black men in his apartment? Where is the selfless support on blacks getting reparations? BLACKS HAVE NO ALLIES so stop spreading BS.

  • Gloria

    It never fails. There’s always the “iTs a GAY aGeNdA” crying ass people. But being gay is not “new.” It’s not a trend. It’s been around since mankind has been around. Just because they want hateful folks to FINALLY leave them alone, Issa problem ?

  • Karen Brady

    You, me and Kanye Kardashian!

  • fawkery

    You sound like Uncle Ruckus - "What most blacks fail to understand is that, the reason we’ve gotten to this point is through the help of liberal yt, gays, and the Jews." FOH, liberals don't give a single f*ck about black people. What about reparations? Your boy Bernie legit thinks blacks are descendants of immigrants "in chains." Aren't blacks deserving of reparations? Where was the outrage when Ed Buck got off free when two black bodies laid lifeless in his hollyweird apartment? What have the Jews done for blacks outside of exploiting our culture for profit? Per a number of scholarly sources, Jews even financed slavery. We ain't are not one dimensional but you need to be wise enough to know that we have no allies period.

  • fawkery

    Bruh, ain't nobody mad at pride month (however, June will always be black music month). I hope everyone keeps that same energy for Black History Month.

  • fawkery

    It is everywhere and it's scary. My husband and I can't even go to the movies without politics being interjected into the dialogue. TV shows, commercials, video games, music, social media, youtube personalities - it is everywhere. Apparently Disney World hosts pride now and my entire city is rainbow - every store has some alliance line in rainbow colors, there were drag queens doing face painting...on kids...in front of a makeup counter at the mall on a Saturday, etc. I have no problem with tolerance but one can choose to live different and still be tolerant of others' lifestyle.

  • Greatgrape37

    School too smh

  • YellowSauce

    Damn Taylor
    I was rooting for you but after that fake drumline I CANNOT
    Self sabotage seems to be her thing ............
    Silly girl

  • Topic Influencer

    Taylor Swift takes on anti-LGBT+ protesters who disrupt parades celebrating Pride Month in her new single, "You Need to Calm Down".

    The 29-year-old singer hopes her new single will dethrone country rapper Lil Nas X whose "Old Town Road" remix featuring Billy Ray Cyrus has dominated the charts for over 10 weeks.
    But...he himself is GAY. https://media1.giphy.com/media/jPAdK8Nfzzwt2/giphy.gif

  • Katherine

    Cute song...but hearing it once was enough. Not the type of jam that would be worth repetitively listening to for me.

  • KLove

    why did i read this in my Uncle Ruckus voice though LMAOOOOOOO

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    She gaining that weight.

  • dazja

    She's not allowed to use a drumline?

  • WhoKnew

    I didn't know Taylor was gay. I sort of suspected it but wasn't sure.

  • Chulita

    Rumor is Karli Kloss and Taylor ;)

  • fRAktal Reality

    We want our rainbow back...

  • WhoKnew

    Oh, okay. I read somewhere that Cara Delevingne and Kylie Kenner have been dating for a minute and that Ben Simmons thing was just another beard cover up.

  • WhoKnew

    I wonder why people just don't come out the closet? I mean if that's who you are that's who you are. Why go through the theatrics of hiding it.

  • Eileen

    gurl go home everybody aint about that lifestyle stop forcing it on us heteros if you had to depend on the lgbt??? there would be no people!

  • Bree

    Um Taylor, you need to calm down!! And while you're at it, take a break!!

  • Maxx

    Say THAT again! That crap is really getting on my nerves. How you gonna be mad at someone just because they don't agree with you. I don't have to like it. BTW, I don't have any issues with anyone being who they want to be, my issue is that we are expected to love it like they do.....and it feels like they are trying to MAKE people like it and accept it. PLEASE GET OVER YOURSELVES. YOU WANT TO FIT IT, THEN FIT IN & STOP TRYING TO PROVE HOW SPECIAL YOU ARE...DAMN

  • Eileen

    no hunt-t there is always an agenda nothing is free with the crazy liberals look at california a sh-thole and now they want kindergardeners learning 15 different sex genders! Really? If the feminist cared about ALL women they would be marching into ilhan and rashida's congressional office demanding they pledge Never to support sharia law and FMG(dicing, cutting and sewing up little girls v-ginas) in this country! the liberals want you to dependent on government that is why they LOVE those d-mn programs if they were faith-based that would make a huge difference in having a consistant outcome of great results but yall want a free program with no accountability for continued success. I support Israel but there are Jews in hollywood that are not about what is right but about what is green($$$) they promote vile crap and filth to our community but you Never see them promote it to their community. The lgbt??? wants everybody to cosign their lifestyle,aint happening! love is love no it aint! you ever seen a homos butt after years of anal sex? if a womens va-jj can stretch beyond measure after hoeing all over the place think about a man's anus! black folks know better we know this aint right but we cosigned and now bm do not marry bw but they make crazy babies our men would rather twitch and sashay than man up and protect the community they sniff around other communities where men are building and protecting their women and daughters while the bm leaves our women and daughters unprotected, wm dont play, when something pops off they are on it for the future of their communities and America usually these men are conservatives. its not about how you feel it is about FACTS they lay out a damn plan and follow it to success generally speaking they aint trying to hear that bullsh-t called liberalism and if they do most of them are at the top raking in the money while not getting their hands dirty or their women vunerable (jews in hollywood) bm wake up take charge we cant have a strong community without you!

  • Maxx

    Yeah it's really depressing....do what you do, but please stop trying to MAKE everyone else accept it. We don't have to...btw I love gay people & I'm pretty much bisexual myself, but I don't try to force my beliefs on people & it really pisses me off that they are doing this.

  • Eileen

    You betta PREACH! Africa has ALWAYS been the host to the parasites that descended on the continent raping and colonizing but sadly even then black warriors/kings sold off their people as well. We can't be allies even unto ourselves.

  • Eileen

    yep she getting juicy. her people will prolly have her own a water diet!

  • Eileen

    You are so right it is sad all of this crap and nobody is truly happy. lgbt??? should have lived their own lives and leave us alone. Everything as fine until obama became the gay President spreading that homo life around the world not caring if you beleived it or not. shameful!

  • Eileen

    she should thank kanye he made her famous!

  • YellowSauce

    she did her saltine cracker version and looks crazy ..... EVERYONE knows its not what you do but how you do it and she was WACK

  • Gloria

    I was tickled by that performance like LMAO is she really trying to mimmic Beyonce's Coachella performance? The appropriation....

  • Calikush

    Man, u and Taylor can get thee fawk on with this bullchit. I’ll never support the LGBTYUQRFLMNOP. They’re nothing but a bunch of bullies. Can’t believe u wrote a whole ass essay to convince me otherwise.....SMH. https://media0.giphy.com/media/3oFzm8BXExVZH7ognu/giphy.gif

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  • Simone

    You're born Black. Homosexuality is a lifestyle. It's not the same thing. The liberal gay agenda needs to stop piggybacking on the civil rights movement of Black people. Black people were in America before Jewish, Italian, Irish and other immigrants. We don't need homosexuals to be our messengers or allies. They're lifestyle is immoral and corrupts the youth. I don't believe in violence against them but they're not our allies. If anything, they're trying to replace the family structure (man, woman and child) and steal sports scholarships from young women by saying they are suddenly a transgender woman when they can't compete against their fellow men in sports. I could go on and on but I won't.

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  • Simone

    Unfortunately, Kanye turned her into a household name when he rightfully told her on the MTV award stage that she had no business winning over Beyonce's Single Ladies. Ariana Grande dethroned her as the latest pop princess so she's doing this LBGTXQWDZ song for attention. Go away.

  • Logan Roberts

    Taylor why don't you get the ball rolling and come out yourself. Now make a song about that. *Alexa play"I'm coming out" by Diana Ross*

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  • Mo Laughz

    No thanks. I'm so sick of Taylor Swift it don't make no sense. Her little thing she had going on when she first came out was cool,but now it's just annoying as hell. She wanna play all this innocent shiit and got more bodies on her belt then a damn morgue.

  • TransMichelle

    Everybody loses with this. What they are trying to do is create a separate "reality/world" from what God has created....PERIOD..! The only way they can "create this alternate world" is through "man's laws NOT God's." God's laws are immutable "I change not." Zebras don't give birth to crocodiles. Men cannot become women and women cannot become men. But these fools want you to think that's possible. Women have the eggs and men have the sperm. These are some of God's laws and there's nothing man can do about it. But he can create an "alternate world" built on dysfunction, greed, sexual perversion, hate, poverty, and war. The two sexes are designed to complement one another. The parts fit perfectly.

    It's realistic and a no-brainer and has nothing to do with being religious. A person doesn't have to be religious they can even be an atheist and understand that homosexuality is an illness. They're basically "defective heterosexuals." Man can make laws to try to "make it normal" but that will never be. It's like making laws that "men have sperm and women have eggs and it takes both sperm & egg to create a baby." There was no law needed because it's God's law..it's natural and shall never change. Man's laws change. One minute a law is made saying this and then the law is changed saying that. Man is forever deviant but God is not mocked. They want to pass the The Equality Act bill which will establish protection for homosexuals, transgender, bi-sexuals in public situations. THIS IS A SPIRITUAL WAR FOLKS.

    Here's what a homosexual advocate wrote back in 1987...yep..32 years ago! He was a member of the homosexual group Act-Up and wrote for the homo magazine called the Advocate. Here it goes:

    ""Henceforth, homosexuality will be spoken of in your churches and synagogues as a honorable state, you can either let us marry people of the same-sex or better yet abolish marriage altogether. You will be expected to offer ceremonies that bless our sexual arrangements. You will also instruct your people in homosexual as well as heterosexual behavior and you will go out of your way to make sure homosexual youths are allowed to date, attend religious functions together, openly display affection, and enjoy each others sexuality without embarrassment or guilt. If any of the older people in your midst object, you will deal with them sternly, making sure they renounce their ignorant and ugly homophobia or suffer public humiliation. You will also make sure that laws are passed forbidding discrimination of homosexuality and heavy punishments are assessed. We will in all likelihood want to expunge a number of passages from your scriptures and rewrite others. Eliminating preferential treatment of marriage and using words that will allow for homosexual interpretation of passages describing biblical lovers such as Ruth and Boaz or Solomon and the Queen of Sheba. Warning: If all these things do not come to pass quickly we will subject orthodox Jëws and Christians to the most sustained hatred and vilification in memory. We have captured the liberal establishment and the press. We have already beaten you on a number of battlefields you have neither the faith nor the strength to fight us. So you might as well surrender now."

    "The U.S. House of Representatives recently (meaning just over a month or so ago) passed the historic Equality Act, an amendment to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (see how they screw over black folks) that would protect against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in the workplace, housing, jury selection, and public accommodations."
    One person wrote: The gates to anti-discrimination lawsuits against religious believers and institutions would therefore be wide open. As Kristen Wagner, senior vice president of Alliance Defending Freedom’s U.S. legal division, put it, the Equality Act would undermine “the fundamental freedoms of speech, religion, and conscience that the First Amendment guarantees for every citizen.” You see, they want to FORCE this lifestyle as normal. But remember..Man's laws are not the same as God's laws nor are they equal....!

    **There you have it folks. And this person is right. They've won the battle "of this material world" but they won't win the war. No society can survive this and every society...EVERY SOCIETY..during its demise accepted and promoted a number of things and one of those is homosexuality including other forms of sexual perversion like bestiality and ped0philia. You see how they have young boys dressing in drag at homosexual clubs. Now remember, the goal is to emasculate men. They not worried about women because when it comes to war, it;s the men that must be conquered not the women. Women will follow whoever's winning. The nuclear family, our children, society, country, the west is being destroyed as we've lost our way. The goal is to make us all sheep and create a beaten society confused and at war with each other. And from the looks of it they are succeeding. Don't be surprised about these celebrities, politicians, CEOs and others...many are in on it and they are the biggest freaks this side of heaven. They participate in some disgusting rituals that would even the most open-minded people cringe. You would be surprised who they are!

    This is nothing but a form of evil among the many other things that's destroying this society and country. IT'S A SPIRITUAL WAR FOLKS (not religious...spiritual. Comprehend the "difference" between the two). Ain't got nothing to do with your skin color or how much money you make or if you are a Republicon or Demoncrat. It's pure evil..so stay prayed-up or say your affirmations or whatever you can do to "save yourself and your loved ones" because YOU will begin to feel the wrath of this evil soon enough. We're going to have to go through it in order to heal it...! It's only going to get worse. Good Luck folks the worse is yet to come. TOODLES I'm Out**

  • Gowns. Beautiful Gowns

    still dont like her

  • Nix

    "So when they experience injustice, we spread awareness for them to help them get justice - the same as they would for us"

    What in the entire fluck are you talking about? Who helps us? I hope you're not black because I have to explain this to you but, others usually use blk ppl to promote their agenda but never do the same for us that's the mf problem!

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  • Let them eat cake

    dookie!? looool i havent heard that in forever.

  • Let them eat cake

    pedophilia has been around forever too should we support that? isnt that their natural urge to desire children? gtfo

  • TheOwley

    She's inching her way out. I believe tptb are dragging her ass out.

  • Angela Marsh

    WOW. I do agree....

  • dazja

    I see your point now, I agree lol.

  • EyeEmJai

    I concur as well. To me, it's simple science. No one has to be religious to understand biology: "The parts fit perfectly."

  • Mo Laughz

    That's so true..the stark contrast in support and outrage is clear as day. When crimes are committed against white gays, the perpetrator gets prosecuted under special laws that carry harsher sentences, and you'll see it on CNN. Black gays, the only place that even might pick up the story are black blogs. And it's rare that anyone is brought to "justice".. so black gay men should be especially aware that before they decide to put their lifestyles on display for the world, there are people who don't like it, so much so that they will harm them because of it, and that there is no one out here who will protect you and fight for you.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    I just cant get into her music. Lawd know i tried

  • Alextra Ballard

    Sooo she’s trynna dethrone “Old Country Road” by Lil Nas X feat BRC? This song will neva dethrone Old Cuntry Road...it’s pure garbage...it’ll neva be #1...cuz it doesn’t deserve to be. Sorry Swifties

  • Anika Kelly

    all her stuff sound alike

  • YellowSauce

    LOL !!!

  • YellowSauce

    hahahaha It wasn't appropriate at all hahahahahahaha !!!!

  • Strappyheels

    I will not press play and you cannot make me.

  • Strappyheels

    Lil Nas X is gay?

  • Strappyheels

    After the murder of Earth, Wind & Fire’s, “ September “, I was officially done..?????

  • Strappyheels

    Go AWAY!!