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


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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