Swift makes sur­prise per­for­mance at Stonewall bar

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Tay­lor Swift made a sur­prise per­for­mance at an iconic gay bar a day af­ter re­leas­ing a song sup­port­ing the LGBTQ com­mu­nity.

Swift cel­e­brated Pride Month by ap­pear­ing at New York City’s Stonewall Inn on Fri­day night. She re­leased her new tune Thurs­day called “You Need to Calm Down,” where she calls out those who at­tack the LGBTQ com­mu­nity.

The song is the sec­ond sin­gle from Swift’s sev­enth al­bum “Lover,” which will be re­leased Aug. 23.

Swift sang her hit song “Shake It Off” at the New York City bar with “Mod­ern Family” ac­tor Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who hosted the event.

Ferguson is work­ing on a doc­u­men­tary about Stonewall Inn, where pa­trons re­sisted a police raid in 1969 and helped spark the gay rights move­ment. The bar is mark­ing 50 years since the ri­ots.

RICHARD SHOTWELL In­vi­sion/AP

Tay­lor Swift ar­rives at the Bill­board Mu­sic Awards on May 1 in Las Ve­gas. Swift made a sur­prise per­for­mance at an iconic gay bar on Fri­day.

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