I want to enlighten him Trump inauguration singer speaks out against transgender

first_img http://jrnl.ie/3255857 By Aoife Barry [email protected] reacts to Trump reversing transgender guidance, says it’s “about whether trans people have the right to exist in public space.” pic.twitter.com/S9NmCAG5Ru— The View (@TheView) February 23, 2017 Source: Janet Mock/Twitter Feb 23rd 2017, 8:06 PM THE YOUNG SINGER who sang the US national anthem at Donald Trump’s inauguration has spoken out about his reversal of Obama’s transgender school policy.This week, the Trump administration ended federal protection for transgender students that allowed them to use public school bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities.The Justice and Education departments said in a letter that the Obama-era guidance caused a spike in lawsuits over how the guidance should be applied.It’s now up to states and school districts to interpret federal law and determine whether students should have access to restrooms in accordance with their expressed gender identity.What is the federal guidance for schools? Read more hereThe situation has caused massive upset in the US, with prominent personalities speaking out about the move. To young trans folk: Remember this is your school too. You deserve equal access, affirmation & education. You belong. Nothing is wrong w you— Janet Mock (@janetmock) February 23, 2017 Let me be clear: this is federally-sanctioned bullying & harassment of the most vulnerable kids in our nation.https://t.co/eszh79nqiP— Rep. Barbara Lee (@RepBarbaraLee) February 23, 2017 Among those to criticise the move was young singer Jackie Evancho, whose sister Juliet is transgender.Speaking to ABC, Jackie Evancho said she wants to “enlighten” Trump on the discrimination people like her sister face in school.Her sister Juliet said she lives discrimination every day, and has had things thrown at her in school.“The unsafe environment is just very unhealthy,” she said. “Donald Trump needs to know that being in such an unsafe environment won’t do any good for not only the transgenders and the LGBT community, but as well as everyone as a whole.”Jackie asked Trump, via Twitter, to meet her and her sister to discuss the issue: Image: Drew Gurian Source: The View/Twitter Source: Rep. Barbara Lee/Twitter Source: Téa Leoni/Twitter Source: jackie evancho/Twitter No matter what Trump says, my trans sisters are safe to “go“ with me. https://t.co/3sf9Sb88KY— Téa Leoni (@TeaLeoni) February 23, 2017 ‘I want to enlighten him’: Trump inauguration singer speaks out against transgender policy She joined a raft of other voices calling for Trump’s move to be rolled back. Short URL 17,328 Views Image: Drew Gurian . @realDonaldTrump u gave me the honor 2 sing at your inauguration. Pls give me & my sis the honor 2 meet with u 2 talk #transgender rghts ❤— Jackie Evancho (@jackieevancho) February 23, 2017 Share11 Tweet Email Thursday 23 Feb 2017, 8:06 PM Read: Trump overturns Obama’s school protections for transgender students> 28 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more