Yesterday, United States President Donald Trump took back orders that provided protections for transgender students in public schools that specifically allowed these kids to use the bathrooms and other facilities that correspond with their gender identity. This now means no official order would stop or protect them from facing discrimination at school. Many members of the trans community were left confused and afraid by what this decision would mean for their safety and wellbeing, and many influential social media users took to their platforms to speak out against this order and spread empowering words instead.
Stars like Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Cameron Boyce, Corey Fogelmanis, Tyler Oakley, and many more have publicly commented on social media to share words of support, helpful resources, and messages of encouragement to all those affected by this ruling – and explain why they #StandWithTransKids.
Notably, 18-year-old singer Jackie Evancho, who performed at the recent 2017 Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C., tweeted at the president to ask for a chance to talk more about transgender rights with her older sister Juliet, who identifies as trans herself.
Click through the gallery to see how your favorite celebs have spoken out against this recent development in support of trans students.
Classical crossover artist Jackie Evancho's older sister Juliet came out as trans in 2015, so she tweeted out a message for President Trump specifically about transgender rights.
I am obviously disappointed in the @POTUS decision to send the #transgender bathroom issue to the states to decide. #sisterlove— jackie evancho (@jackieevancho) February 22, 2017
I am obviously disappointed in the @POTUS decision to send the #transgender bathroom issue to the states to decide. #sisterlove
. @realDonaldTrump u gave me the honor 2 sing at your inauguration. Pls give me & my sis the honor 2 meet with u 2 talk #transgender rghts ❤— jackie evancho (@jackieevancho) February 23, 2017
. @realDonaldTrump u gave me the honor 2 sing at your inauguration. Pls give me & my sis the honor 2 meet with u 2 talk #transgender rghts ❤