On Monday, Swift shared an image on Instagram that appears to be her wrist, stacked with bracelets. A few of the bracelets spell out words close to Swift's heart, like "CAT," "BENJI" (the name of her new cat), and "LOVER." The one that fans are focused on is one with the word "PROUD" on it, surrounded by blue, pink, and purple beads. For the uninitiated, purple, pink, and blue are the colours of the bisexual pride flag.
Fans on social media wondered if Swift was representing the bisexual flag with the bracelet, and what that might mean. Refinery29 has reached out to Swift for comment.
Swift has recently become more outspoken about LGBTQ+ issues. In June, Swift performed for Pride Month at the historic Stonewall Inn in New York City. Her second single off Lover, "You Need To Calm Down," is explicitly about supporting the LGBTQ+ community, with lyrics like "Sunshine in the street at the parade / but you would rather be in the dark ages making that sign." The video features many LGBTQ+ icons, from Ellen DeGeneres to Hayley Kiyoko, and is dedicated to a petition to support the Equality Act.
The bracelet isn't the first time fans wondered if Swift was using bisexual colours. In the "You Need To Calm Down" video, Swift wears a wig with the same colours. She's wearing it at the moment she sings, "Shade never made anybody less gay."
Swift went all-in on the purple, pink, and blue theme over the weekend, when she posted a photo of purple, pink, and blue rice treats.
The bisexual colours Swift has been using as of late could be Swift showing allyship for an often underrepresented part of the LGBTQ+ community.
Lover arrives on August 23.