Beyoncé Shares Message of Support for LGBTQ+ Youth on Facebook

Beyoncé Shares Message of Support for LGBTQ+ Youth on Facebook

The singer leads by example.

The singer leads by example.

Text: Jacob Seferian

In the wake of the White House's decision to revoke protections for transgender students in public schools nationwide, Beyoncé has publicly expressed support for LGBTQ+ students via Facebook.

Several celebrities such as Katy Perry and Ellen DeGeneres have taken to social media to express solidarity with trans youth after Trump's administration reneged the federal directive protecting trans students right to use the bathroom and locker rooms corresponding to their gender identity.

It's been a big week for the superstar, having made headlines for rescheduling her Coachella performance, and now taking part in GLEN's 100 Days of Kindness project, which aims to build a "virtual wall of kindness" for LGBTQ+ youth who feel in danger following the election of Donald Trump. A pressing human rights concern as recent studies have found that 41% of transgender youth report at least one suicide attempt in their lives thus far, while the average for the rest of the general public sits at 4.6%.

Credits: Cover photo by Andrew Harnik, AP.

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