Celebrities and trans-rights activists are not having it since y’all’s president declared that the U.S. military will not allow transgender people to serve in “any capacity”:
Donald Trump’s announcement via Twitter sparked outrage, as well as a slew of responses from celebrities who sought to defend those transgender people who are already serving in the military.
Orange Is the New Black star, and outspoken transgender-rights advocate, Laverne Cox responded to Trump’s tweet by tweeting, “My fellow trans Americans despite what some may say your existence is valuable. Your lives, safety, & service matter. #TransIsBeautiful.”
Caitlyn Jenner, another famous transgender woman, who, in the past, has been a vocal Trump supporter, tweeted, “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?”
According to Cox, Trump’s transgender military ban sends a message that he does not value the lives and service of trans people. Cox also tweeted, “To all the trans folks currently serving in the military thank you for your service. I am sorry your ‘commander in chief’ doesn’t value it.”