Beyonce has encouraged her fans to take part in the 100 Days of Kindness challenge in order to show their support to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community.
After U.S. President Donald Trump and his administration announced the removal of federal guidelines that allowed transgender school students to use the bathroom that matches their gender identity, the singer took to social media to rally her fans against it.
The news has prompted a backlash against the President and his conservative policies, with many protesters insisting that removing the protections will lead to more discrimination against transgender students.
Beyonce now appears to have shown her support to the opponents of the move by promoting LGBTQ rights and sharing a link to get fans involved with the 100 Days of Kindness challenge, launched by officials at educational group GLSEN to combat bullying and discrimination against LGBTQ youths.
“#LGBTQ students need to know we support them,” she wrote on her social media pages on Thursday (23Feb17). “Share your support to #protecttransyouth at glsen.org/100days & put #KindnessInAction GLSEN?”.
GLSEN executives have since expressed their gratitude to the pop icon for her help in highlighting their cause.
“We are so thrilled that Beyonce is standing up for transgender youth by joining GLSEN’s 100 Days of Kindness Campaign at this very difficult time,” executive director Dr. Eliza Byard shares in a statement issued to The Huffington Post.
“There is a great deal of confusion and fear out there right now, and Beyonce has the unique power to cut through the noise to deliver a crucial message of love and support to all transgender youth. Thank you, Beyonce. (And I cannot wait to tell my daughters about your support.)”
This is not the first time Beyonce has championed equal rights for all and has previously used her platform last year (16) to speak out against the so-called ‘Bathroom Bill’ introduced in North Carolina, which forced transgender residents to use gender-specific restrooms.