Taylor Swift’s New Man in ‘Midnights’ Trailer Is Transgender

Author: Christopher Wiggins

For as much erasure of the LGBTQ+ community as of late, one super-star is having none of it and is bringing trans representation to her much-anticipated new album.

Taylor Swift’s Midnights dropped on Friday, but in anticipation of the release, the music maven posted a sizzle reel-style teaser video to her social media accounts Thursday night.

The clip features scenes from several upcoming videos — only the video for “Anti-Hero” has been released — that accompany the album. For LGBTQ+ Swifties, one of the people in the videos stood out. 

From the looks of it, through the scenes that Swift revealed, trans model and actor Laith Ashley plays the singer’s love interest at various points.

Ashley appears in silhouette on a crowded dancefloor, engaged in a hot and steamy dance moment with Swift. Further along in the video, Ashley and Swift are in bed together, and Swift longingly caresses Ashley’s shirtless back as he lies sleeping beside her. 

The video ends with Swift winking to the camera, and everything cuts to a black credit screen, revealing Laith Ashley’s name below Swift collaborator Jack Antonoff and above comedian Mike Birbiglia.

The model shared the trailer in an Instagram story and wrote, “You are magic. Thank you for letting me play a small part in your story.”

A Taylor Swift album release garners a lot of attention, and the buzz surrounding the video was certainly in line with that notion.

“It’s incredible to see 

The internet being the place it is, many who are discovering Ashley’s sex appeal for the first time are fans.

And those who are familiar with him are celebrating this level of exposure.

Original Article on The Advocate
Author: Christopher Wiggins


My name is David but my online nick almost everywhere is Altabear. I'm a web developer, graphic artist and outspoken human rights (and by extension, mens rights) advocate. Married to my gorgeous husband for 12 years, together for 25 and living with our partner of 4 years, in beautiful Edmonton, Canada.

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