Watch Taylor Swift give a passionate speech to mark the start of Pride Month

The singer shared some inspiring words last night (June 2) during the second Chicago date of her ongoing 'Reputation' tour

Taylor Swift gave an impassioned speech during her tour stop in Chicago last night (June 2) to mark the start of Pride Month – watch fan-shot footage of the speech below.

The singer is currently on her ‘Reputation’ tour, which has just completed its first North American run of dates in support of her sixth studio album. Swift will bring the tour to England and Ireland next week for six shows in London, Manchester and Dublin.

Before performing her song ‘Delicate’ last night, Swift took time to pay tribute to the LGBT community to mark the beginning of Pride Month, which is running throughout the month of June.

“It’s very brave to be vulnerable about your feelings in any sense, in any situation,” she told the audience at Chicago’s Soldier Field. “But it’s even more brave to be honest about your feelings and who you love and that you know that that might be met with adversity from society.

“So this month and every month I want to send out my love and respect to everybody who has been brave enough to be honest about the way they feel, to live their lives as they are, as they feel they should be, as they identify.

“And this is a month where I think we need to celebrate how far we’ve come, but we also need to acknowledge how far we still have left to go.

“I want to send my love and respect out to everybody who in their journey hasn’t yet felt comfortable enough to come out, and may you do that in your own time,” she continued. “May we end up in a world where everyone can live and love equally and no one has to be afraid to be vulnerable and say how they feel.

“When it comes to feelings and when it comes to love and searching for someone to spend your whole life with… it’s all just really really delicate.”

Camila Cabello, who is supporting Swift on a large run of dates on the ‘Reputation’ tour, recently shed light on what she’d learned from being on tour with the singer.