Lovato takes a stand.
Demi Lovato is taking a stand against President Trump’s plans to reinstate a ban on transgender people from serving in the US armed forces “in any capacity.”
The decision reverses a policy employed by the Obama administration that would allow trans people to serve, citing higher medical costs and “disruption” that the troops can’t afford.
“After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail.”
It’s a repulsive, regressive act that has no place in 2017, yet here we are… Miley Cyrus said she was heartbroken over it. Same for Demi Lovato. The pop star shared an endearing message on Twitter especially for trans people:
“I just want to tell the transgender community that I love you,” she wrote, “and you ARE supported no matter what. #ProtectTransTroops.”
I just want to tell the transgender community that I love you and you ARE supported no matter what. #ProtectTransTroops
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) July 26, 2017
The Trump administration is clearly imploding. This is just one more step towards the country uniting together to fight against the uprising of a dictator.