Jackie Evancho recently made headlines as one of the few performers who agreed to perform at Donald Trump's inauguration. The young opera singer, who appeared on America's Got Talent in 2010, has a trans sister named Jackie--a fact that seemed to contradict her decision.
After recent action from the Trump administration to rollback certain trans protections Obama put into place, the Evancho sisters appeared on Good Morning America to express their opinions. Jackie explained that she recently tweeted to Trump, but has not heard back, and Juliet shared her experience as a trans student:
"Being at a high school where the policies on the bathroom are unclear, I kind of live it every day, going through discrimination," Juliet said. "I've had things thrown at me. I've had people say pretty horrible things, and the unsafe environment is just very unhealthy. So I feel like Donald Trump needs to know that being in such an unsafe environment won't do any good for not only the transgenders in the LGBT community but as well as everyone as a whole."
When asked if she would perform at the inauguration again, Jackie said she would and that her decision is not political but patriotic.