On this Trans Day of Visibility, allies are stepping up to help trans people, and that includes one very huge name.
Ariana Grande is about to put her money where her mouth is, as she's pledged to match all donations up to $1.5 million to donate to the Protect & Defend Trans Youth Fund. All of the money donated goes to organizations that protect and support trans youth.
"Please join me in donating to this fund I've created to support organizations providing direct services and advocating for the rights of trans youth," Grande wrote on her Instagram. "Right now there are hundreds of disgraceful bills pending in state legislatures that target trans youth and aim to curb their rights. This will provide critical funds to organizations advocating for the rights of trans youth."
"The impact of fighting these anti-trans bills and policies is felt all year by trans people, their families, and loved ones," the graphic in the post says. "Please join me in donating to this fundraiser which will provide critical funds to organizations advocating for the rights of trans youth in states currently targeted by anti-trans policies."
She encouraged all of her fans, and her 302 million Instagram followers to, donate and share.
The money is going to several organizations that all directly help trans people. Organizations include Black Trans Advocacy Coalition, Gendernexus, Equality Florida, Transanta, Transformation Project Advocacy Network, Transsocial, the Zebra Coalition, Pride Link, and House of Tulip. You can check out the entire list of organizations on the web site.
As of right now, the fund only has about $120,000, so there's a long way to go before Ariana reaches her donating cap. Head over to the website to donate today. Now this is how you celebrate Trans Day of Visibility!