Camila Cabello Celebrates Pride Month, Urges Fans To Fight For Trans Rights
By Paris Close
June 15, 2020
Camila Cabello is fighting to protect members of the LGBTQ+ community.
The singer-songwriter celebrated Pride Month this weekend with a passionate note. Taking to Instagram on Sunday (June 14), Cabello wrote, "I have so much admiration and respect for the LGBTQ+ community, this community includes some of the bravest, kindest, strongest people I know- you teach me by example what it means to be true to yourself and your heart, what it means to be brave, what it means to be fierce and kind every step of the way and living YOUR truth no matter how hard and scary that may be, loving whoever you want to love. happy pride month.”
The “Havana” musician followed with a message condemning violence against transgender people, Black trans people especially. "In the middle of one of the worst epidemics of violence against Black transgender people, Trump decided to finalize a rule erasing Obama-era protections for transgender patients facing discrimination in health care,” she continued. “We aren’t were [sic] we need to be, we need to fight back!”
Cabello ended her post directing fans to a list of organizations to support and donate to the cause, including Transgender Law Center, a nationwide organization that pushes to keep transgender and gender-nonconforming people alive, thriving, and fighting for liberation.”
The "Never Be the Same" star's supportive call to action comes amid the ongoing protests sweeping the globe following the death of George Floyd and several other Black civilians in the United States. Among those to have been killed this year along include two Black trans women, Riah Milton of Ohio and Dominique Fells of Philadelphia, and Black trans man Tony McDade of Florida.
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