Celebrities send messages of encouragement to trans troops

(Photo via Advocate)

Since President Donald Trump’s announcement of the United States’ Military’s ban on trans enlistees, many have wanted to show their support to trans troops and offer encouragement and hope however they can.

According to Advocate, Billboard Pride and GLAAD recently partnered to send such a message to the trans community (and the world) with the help of encouraging video responses from LGBT+ celebrities and allies.

“Transgender rights are human rights,” Ora begins the video.

Other’s add, “This is a fact. And by banning transgender people from opening serving in any capacity in the United States Armed Forces President Donald Trump undercut the efforts of an estimated 15,000 patriotic transgender Americans. Transgender people have served honorably for decades.”

According to Billboard, they received video messages from Sia, Michael Stipe, Rita Ora and The Chainsmokers. Other participants include: Bob the Drag Queen, Bonnie McKee, CupcakKe, Dave1 of Chromeo, Dina Delicious, Dua Lipa, Jackie Cruz, Juliet and Jackie Evancho, Justin Tranter, K.Flay, Kirstin Maldonado, Lynn Gunn of Pvris, Marshmello, Mitch Grassi and Scott Hoying of Superfruit, Peppermint, Sarah Kate Ellis (President & CEO of GLAAD), Sasha Velour, Shamir, Shea Diamond and Wrabel. The video intro features "Maybe Someday," a new track by TAMI.

Before releasing the video, Billboardstreamed a Facebook Live performance of Shea Diamond singing her trans anthem “I Am Her” acapella.

The video can be found at Billboard’s website here.

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