The Trump Administration last night rescinded protections for transgender students made in the Obama era, and people are pissed.
The Obama protections allowed trans students to use the bathrooms and locker rooms that matched their gender identity. So one month into Trump’s presidency, the lives of some of the most vulnerable American citizens — young trans students — are being directly harmed.
It didn’t take long for a tidal wave of disgust to wash over social media. Ellen DeGeneres summed it up succinctly: “This isn’t about politics. It’s about human rights, and it’s not okay.”
Scroll down to see what others had to say:
To the LGBTQ community, I'm sorry for the message that was sent today. They don't speak for all of us. We love you.
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) February 23, 2017
— Lance Bass (@LanceBass) February 23, 2017
Just seeing the news about removing laws protecting trans people. This isn’t about politics. It’s about human rights, and it’s not okay.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) February 23, 2017
We need to protect trans youth and stand up against this cruelty that hurts our kids. Support @Translifeline
— Ellen Page (@EllenPage) February 22, 2017
Standing with my Trans fam. This is not ok. This is an attack on all of us. I love you. https://t.co/oT1quwHJlI
— Wilson Cruz (@wcruz73) February 23, 2017
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) February 23, 2017
— Brie Larson (@brielarson) February 23, 2017
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) February 22, 2017
"@POTUS" you sure you're the best person to legislate the appropriate place for people to pee?
— Danny Zuker (@DannyZuker) February 23, 2017
— Jazz Jennings (@JazzJennings__) February 22, 2017
I’m sorry for all #trans kids who face ridicule and safety concerns today as a result of the shameful reversal of protections at school.
— Darren Hayes (@darrenhayes) February 23, 2017
This is what fascism looks like. https://t.co/XrPPTMiEOc
— Cassandra (@ChrisWarcraft) February 23, 2017
Trans kids: it gets better. I promise it will–because there are lots of allies out here who will be fighting on your behalf.
— Jodi Picoult (@jodipicoult) February 23, 2017
— Tegan and Sara (@teganandsara) February 23, 2017
To young trans folk: Remember this is your school too. You deserve equal access, affirmation & education. You belong. Nothing is wrong w you
— Janet Mock (@janetmock) February 23, 2017
— jackie evancho (@jackieevancho) February 22, 2017
— jackie evancho (@jackieevancho) February 23, 2017