He has always shown his support for
And Todrick Hall said being friends with the singer, 30, is one of his ‘favourite things he’s done’ as he discussed their friendship with
The singer, 34, told the publication he was grateful he could help her learn to ‘use her voice’ for good causes, such as in support of the LGBT community.
Todrick Hall gushed over his friendship with Taylor Swift and said helping her use her voice to support the LGBT community, while speaking with Attitude on Friday
Todrick explained that he enjoyed being ‘able to help her realise that using her voice is a humongous instrument that is able to change the minds of those who, without her, may have never looked at gay people as actual people.’
‘When I’m at a club or a concert and I hear people scream the line, “… shade never made anyone less gay,”‘ he added, referring to Taylor’s song You Need To Calm Down, which he starred in and also co-executive produced.
Released during Pride month, Taylor’s song came on the heels of her endorsement of the pro-LGBT Equality Act.
Delighted: Todrick explained that he enjoyed being ‘able to help her realise that using her voice is a humongous instrument’ to help the LGBT community
The bill, which would add LGBT protections to the Civil Rights Act, has passed in the House Of Representatives and is headed to the Senate.
Taylor also released an open letter at the start of June urging Lamar Alexander, a GOP Senator from her state of residence Tennessee, to vote in favour of the bill.
The Greatest Dancer judge continued: ‘I can’t help but take a little bit of ownership of the fact that I helped her realise how powerful it would be for her to make a statement like that.
‘I always wanted to handle the situation delicately because it’s not my place to tell someone else when it’s the right time for them to talk about something.’
Assisting: Of her pro-LGBT song, he said: ‘I can’t help but take a little bit of ownership of the fact that I helped her realise how powerful it would be for her to make a statement like that’
‘All I really wanted her to know was that, as somebody who was a bystander, I didn’t know how comfortable she was with [my sexuality], and I was apprehensive about fully opening up to her.’
Of how he broached the topic with Taylor, Todrick said: ‘She was talking one day about having kids and I asked her: “What would you do if your child was to tell you that they are gay?”
‘She looked at me and was like, “Then they would be gay. That would be no big deal. It’s not something that I would think about. I would love them and support them with whatever they wanted to do”.
‘At that point, I pointed out: “It’s important that you let people know that you feel this way’. Taylor is just so about love.”‘
Taylor’s song saw a spike in donations to the LGBT advocacy group GLAAD (Gay And Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), it was reported by
Read the full interview in Attitude Magazine, available in print and online from Friday January 3, 2020.
For more: Read the full interview in Attitude Magazine, available in print and online from Friday January 3, 2020