LGBTQ+ Celebs Speak Out Against Transphobic & Anti-Drag Laws Being Pushed
It’s time to take a stand and fight back.
The LGBTQ+ community is shaken to its core by the introduction of new legislation in certain states that censor drag performers and deny health care to trans individuals.
For decades, conservatives have been trying to block and/or overturn certain LGBTQ+ rights in the name of “protecting children.” Recently, the ongoing anti-trans and anti-drag rhetoric has escalated to new levels. It has now also become apparent that the pushing of these agendas has little to do with actually protecting any kids.
In the last few weeks, a CPAC speaker called for the “eradication” of transgender people, and the state of Tennessee passed a new bill significantly restricting drag performances. As a result, LGBTQ+ celebrities are ramping up the fight against these conservative forces by using their voices, while also calling for allies to the queer community to start speaking up.
Scroll through to see how LGBTQ+ celebrities are reacting to the new anti-drag and anti-trans legislation being pushed by conservatives.
\u201ci kno giving this person attention is exactly what this person wanted . but fuck it it\u2019s scary ur scary who the fuck says \u2018 u must be eradicated from Public life \u2018 like what insane delusion of grandeur does it take to say that . maybe you shouldn\u2019t speak on anything cuz u nuts ?\u201d
\u201cIf you watch Drag Race, Pose, Legendary, Dragula, etc. you need to make your choice heard. These anti trans/ anti drag bills are actually starting to make their way through, and after that have taken down trans and nonbinary people. . . GAY BOYZ, YOU'RE NEXT!! Trust and believe.\u201d
\u201cU know that energy we use every Friday to be vocal about our opinions on runway looks, challenge winners, lipsynch losers? THAT ENERGY is NEEDED NOW to protect our queer people & spaces! What\u2019s happening in Tennessee is just a stepping stone in a much larger, much scarier picture\u201d
\u201cMy god the media is filled with nothing but despair inducing news for the trans and drag community. Does anything good ever happen to us anymore??? We\u2019ve become blatant martyrs to their political deflection and yet why does it feel like we can\u2019t do anything about it?\u201d
\u201cWtf? I\u2019m calling for everyone out there to condemn this hateful rhetoric! This is killing my community! If you call yourself an ally then you can\u2019t let this stand! Why is there so much hate in the world? Micheal Knowles\u2026 you are a sad sad man with evil in your heart.\u201d
\u201cY\u2019all- now is absolutely the time to stand up and make moves. Between Tennessee and legislators using words like \u201ceradicate\u201d against trans people it\u2019s time to drop the internal petty judgement and fighting and suit up for the bigger enemy rn.\u201d
\u201cIf you\u2019re an LGBTQIA+ ally, now is the time speak up -not after queer and trans people are criminalized in all 50 states. If you\u2019re upset about the Tennessee anti-drag law, be even more upset that nine other states have similar laws moving through state legislatures including: \ud83e\uddf5\u201d
— Maebe for Congress (she/they) \ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\u26a7\ufe0f (@Maebe for Congress (she/they) \ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\u26a7\ufe0f)
\u201cI know y\u2019all want every celeb/company you know to speak out against what is happening in Tennessee but their gov is not gonna care, because those companies are not based in TN. Let\u2019s get specific: @FedEx YOU ARE ONE OF THE BIGGEST COMPANIES BASED IN TENNESSEE WHY ARE YOU SILENT?!\u201d
\u201cAllies\u2026\u2026 \ud83c\udfa4\ud83d\udce3\ud83d\udde3\ufe0f \u2026\u2026 please. The floor is yours. The world is trying to crush my unbeatable community. They won\u2019t and could never, but its definitely past time to speak up. Please help us safely progress and thrive without fear.\u201d
\u201cBeing an \u201cally\u201d means more than coming to the show & tipping a few bucks (which is always appreciated!), it also means standing beside us in the fight for our survival. If you celebrate in our spaces, please help us to keep them safe! Get involved! Vote the bigots out!\u201d
\u201cHello allies and guest judges or anyone who got a check for contributing to @RuPaulsDragRace. Would love for you to speak up for our queer community now plz \ud83d\udc95\u201d
— Joey Jay (IS GAY\ud83e\udd7a) (@Joey Jay (IS GAY\ud83e\udd7a))
\u201cWhere are the companies who pander for queer money at Pride, the allies who love to come dance in our bars & who want us to do your hair at our salons? The singers/actors who want us to dress you for award shows now that the anti drag/trans law has passed in Tennessee? \n\nSPEAK UP\u201d
\u201cAs parts of the US bring in a drag ban and far right commentators call for an "erraddication of transgenderism from public life" ...I wondered where all those flag waving allies went, are they busy, unaware or were they only there for the street party\u201d