Taylor Swift debuted her new music video for “You Need To Calm Down,” the second single off her upcoming album, “Lover.” (The first to drop was “ME!” featuring Panic! At The Disco’s Brendon Urie.) For this new song, Swift celebrates the LGBTQ community, even name-dropping GLAAD (the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) in the lyrics, singing, “Why be mad when you can be GLAAD?”
In honor of Pride month, Swift enlisted a number of stars to make appearances in the video. Celebrities in the mix include Ellen DeGeneres, Katy Perry, RuPaul, Laverne Cox, Billy Porter, Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon, Ciara, Adam Lambert, and Ryan Reynolds. Additionally, the cast of Netflix’s hit series Queer Eye—Antoni Porowski, Bobby Berk, Jonathan Van Ness, Karamo Brown, and Tan France—makes a cameo as well.
In the video, Swift strolls around a pastel-colored trailer park as her famous friends engage in various acts of fabulosity (Porter runway walking past anti-LGBTQ protestors, for one). Also not to be missed: the drag queens dressed as Cardi B, Ariana Grande, Adele, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, and Swift herself.
Just this weekend, Swift kept the ally energy going by also doing a surprise acoustic performance of “Shake It Off” at the historic gay bar Stonewall Inn in New York City. The moment spurred a number of viral memes, including this imaginary track list for “Lover” that got the LGBTQ treatment, including faux bangers such as “Okurnt! feat. Cardi,” “Buttigieg2020,” and “GAY RIGHTS!!! feat. Ann Dowd.”