February 23, 2017


Celebrities React to Trump Administration's Transgender Bathroom Policy Reversal

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On Wednesday night, the Trump administration withdrew the Obama-era protections for transgender students in public schools that had let them use bathrooms and facilities corresponding with their gender identity instead of the gender assigned at birth.

Despite the departments of Education and Justice issuing a joint guidance in May that directed schools to let transgender students use facilities that correspond with their gender identity, there were some that saw the decision as a victory including opponents of Obama's guidelines and those who had said it was a not a decision for the federal government to make. 

The reaction from celebrities ranged all over the spectrum, but most notably came from Jackie Evancho, the teenage classical singer who performed the National Anthem at the Trump's presidential inauguration and has a transgender sister, who expressed her disappointment at the decision. See the reactions below.

Watch transgender singer and former Transcendent star Bambiana share her thoughts on sleeping with someone who's a Donald Trump supporter below: