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NASHVILLE — Singer Taylor Swift has donated $113,000 to the Tennessee Equality Project, the LGBTQ advocacy group announced Monday.

Chris Sanders described the gift as a "huge windfall."

"Taylor Swift has been a longtime ally to the LGBTQ community," Sanders said in a statement. "She sees our struggle in Tennessee and continues to add her voice with so many good people, including religious leaders, who are speaking out for love in the face of fear."

The donation comes as Republican lawmakers this year have brought a number of measures opposed by the gay community.

Last year, the superstar recording artist made national headlines when she ventured into the political arena for the first time to endorse former Gov. Phil Bredesen in the Democrat's unsuccessful U.S. Senate bid.

In her letter to the TEP, Swift said, "I'm writing you to say that I'm so inspired by the work you do, specifically in organizing the recent petition of Tennessee faith leaders standing up against the 'Slate of Hate' in our state legislature."

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