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Sia, Rita Ora, Sasha Velour and Others Send a Message of Support to Trans Troops

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Sia, Michael Stipe and others stand with trans troops. 

In the wake of Donald Trump's callous, hateful announcement this week that he would ban transgender people from serving in the military, Billboard Pride partnered with GLAAD to send a message of hope and solidarity to trans troops. Billboard put out the call and received dozens of video responses from LGBT celebrities and allies.

The video with a musical intro entitled "Maybe Someday" from TAMI features artists including Sia, Michael Stipe, Rita Ora and The Chainsmokers, Bob the Drag Queen, Bonnie McKee, Dua Lipa, Jackie Cruz, Juliet and Jackie Evancho, K.Flay, Kirstin Maldonado, Marshmello, Mitch Grassi and Scott Hoying, Peppermint, Sarah Kate Ellis (President & CEO of GLAAD), Sasha Velour, Shamir, Shea Diamond, and many more.

" Transgender rights are human rights," Ora begins the video. Other's continue, adding. "This is a fact. And by banning transgender people from opening serving in any capacity in the United States Armed Forces President Donald Trump undercut the efforts of an estimated 15,000 patriotic transgender Americans. Transgender people have served honorably for decades..."

Watch the video below.

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Tracy E. Gilchrist

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.
Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.