Beyoncé, Tegan & Sara and more condemn Trump’s anti-trans bathroom order

Laura Jane Grace, Caitlyn Jenner and Ed Droste also denounced the order.

Beyoncé, Tegan and Sara, and Laura Jane Grace have joined a chorus of condemnation over Donald Trump’s reversal of protections for transgender students.

On Wednesday, Trump rolled back an order signed by Barack Obama that gave transgender pupils the right to use whichever bathroom corresponds to their gender indentity.

In a statement on Facebook, Beyoncé responded by urging fans to help protect trans youth, writing “LGBTQ students need to know we support them”.

Tegan and Sara also posted a message of solidarity for trans students on their Instagram page. “Transgender rights are CIVIL RIGHTS. No matter where you are on the LGBTQ spectrum this should hit you close to home. We MUST stand up for our family because we are stronger TOGETHER,” they wrote.

This is a crucial time in our history. Transgender rights are CIVIL RIGHTS. No matter where you are on the LGBTQ spectrum this should hit you close to home. We MUST stand up for our family because we are stronger TOGETHER. Do NOT be silent. We have spent far too much time focused on the issues that impact us personally without defending and demanding the same equality and justice for the most marginalized. That must change. The LGBTQ community still needs strong allies, so for those of you who don’t know or don’t care about what is happening right now, please get informed! LGBTQ people are POC, Muslim, Refugees, Immigrants, Disabled, Democrats, Republicans, World Citizens, Kids, Senior Citizens!  When they come for some of us, they come for all of us! @womensmarch

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Against Me!’s founder Laura Jane Grace responded by writing: “If Trump were an ice cream flavor he would be pralines & dick,” in a post on Instagram.

If Trump were an ice cream flavor he would be pralines & dick

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Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste similarly denounced the order, writing: “at this point it seriously seems like republicans take joy in eliminating the rights of the disenfranchised”.

The rollback also drew criticism from Caitlyn Jenner, one of Trump’s highest-profile celebrity supporters during the election, who had sought to gain reassurances from Trump that he would protect LGBT rights.

“I have a message for President Trump, from, well, one Republican to another: This is a disaster,” Jenner said in a Twitter video. “And you can still fix it. You made a promise to protect the LGBTQ community. Call me.”