LOOK: ARIANA GRANDE, DEMI LOVATO, SAM SMITH And More Stand Up Against DONALD TRUMP
Karen Jane Ng
U.S. President Donald Trump announced via Twitter the reinstatement of Transgender ban in military saying that the "tremendous medical costs" the community will entail could disrupt the state's army services.
After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow......— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2017
....Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming.....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2017
....victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2017
LGBTQ advocates like Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato and even members Sam Smith, Troye Sivan and Lauren Jauregui all stood up to #ProtectTransTroops against the "irresponsible liar" and "cruel leader".
I just want to tell the transgender community that I love you and you ARE supported no matter what. #ProtectTransTroops— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) July 26, 2017
From a report commissioned by the pentagon last year. Let's not tolerate blatant transphobia under the guise of some huge 'financial burden' pic.twitter.com/1wz1bvaB0O— troye sivan (@troyesivan) July 26, 2017
You are an irresponsible liar. It frustrates me that you are so transparent and yet you still have blind followers who support this behavior https://t.co/bUxs6ffhP2— Lauren Jauregui (@LaurenJauregui) July 26, 2017
Other celebrities and musicians also chimed in the issue and empowered rights and respect for the Transgender people.
Transgender people aren't a burden nor should they ever feel that way. Xx #TransRightsAreHumanRights— Ally Brooke (@AllyBrooke) July 27, 2017
7/26/17: The day it became empirically clear this is pathological, not political. #transrightsarehumanrights— John Mayer (@JohnMayer) July 26, 2017
I hope my transgender followers realize how beautiful and important you are. You are worthy of love and respect #TransRightsAreHumanRights— Zara Larsson (@zaralarsson) July 26, 2017
Ellen DeGeneres, Cher, Caitlyn Jenner and more salute the transgender Americans and the sacrifice they make in order to serve their country.
We should be grateful to the people who wish to serve, not turn our backs on them. Banning transgender people is hurtful, baseless and wrong— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) July 26, 2017
There are 15,000 patriotic transgender Americans in the US military fighting for all of us. What happened to your promise to fight for them? https://t.co/WzjypVC8Sr— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) July 26, 2017
Transgender Ban Is Travesty??THESE BRAVE MEN & WOMEN RISK THEIR LIVES 2KEEP????SAFE.trump’s A COWARD WHO KNOWS NOTHING OF SERVICE OR HEROISM— Cher (@cher) July 27, 2017
To our transgender Americans serving in the military:— Jonathan Bennett (@JonathanBennett) July 26, 2017
THANK YOU for your service.
You are NOT a burden.
You are heroes. ????
Mother Monster Lady Gaga, meanwhile, called out Donald Trump in a series of Twitter rants for neglecting young trans people who wish to be part of the US military.
The message you have just sent has endangered the lives of people all over the United States and overseas bravely serving our nation @POTUS— xoxo, Gaga (@ladygaga) July 26, 2017
.@Potus Research says at least 1/2 of High School, University Students, & Employed Young People rarely/never discuss mental issues w/ anyone— xoxo, Gaga (@ladygaga) July 26, 2017
Many of these young people are transgender & suffer daily from the exact types of social isolation & targeting ur message encourages @POTUS— xoxo, Gaga (@ladygaga) July 26, 2017
. @POTUS Sincerely, did you know of the group you singled out today, 45% of them ages (18 to 24) have attempted suicide already?— xoxo, Gaga (@ladygaga) July 26, 2017
Within the Trans Community are many also who are strong & brave. They should be able to serve if they wish. To have honor if they do @POTUS— xoxo, Gaga (@ladygaga) July 26, 2017
Check out tweets of outcries from more artists here:
to the beautiful trans community, you are loved, you are important, you r strong, and u will NOT be silenced. we will keep fighting for you pic.twitter.com/asZ4IzL4iR— camila (@Camila_Cabello) July 27, 2017
ALL those who defend our right to live freely should be able to serve freely! There are THOUSANDS currently serving! #ProtectTransTroops— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) July 26, 2017
Transgender people are not a burden. You are important. You are loved and I, like many, would be proud to have you serve in any military.— Nathan Sykes (@NathanSykes) July 26, 2017
Impeachment-- where are we in regards to that process and how can we speed things along?— Lili Reinhart (@lilireinhart) July 26, 2017
Trump is a disgrace #TransRightsAreHumanRights
#TransRightsAreHumanRights LOVE EVERYONE. LOVE YOURSELF. ACCEPT EVERYONE. there's no room for this hatred and defiance towards love.— arzaylea (@Arzaylea) July 26, 2017
Banning transgender people from serving our country is simply wrong. We should be so grateful to anybody who wants to serve!— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) July 26, 2017
Hey Ivanka, James here. Hope all is good, quick question, can you... Erm... Call your dad and have a talk. X https://t.co/yiiL89J3Ap— James Corden (@JKCorden) July 26, 2017
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