Celebrities Voice Their Opposition to Trump's Decision to Lift Protections for Trans Students

"This isn't about politics. It's about human rights, and it's not okay."

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After it was announced on Wednesday that the Trump administration would roll back federal protections for transgender students (opens in new tab), many took to the streets and to social media in protest.

As previously reported (opens in new tab), the Obama-era guidance allowed transgender students to use school bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identities, which advocates argued was essential in helping to protect trans students (opens in new tab) from bullying and discrimination. Without it, the decision on whether or not to allow transgender students to use their restrooms and locker rooms of choice will be given back to the states and school districts, which will now be responsible for interpreting federal anti-discrimination laws.

In response to these protections being rescinded, people were quick to voice their outrage, including quite a few celebrities who've made it clear that they're a part of #TheResistance. Here are just some who have voiced their opposition to the roll backs so far.

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Gina Mei

Gina Mei is a writer and editor based out of Los Angeles. When she isn't writing, reading, and lost in an Internet vortex, she can usually be found petting the nearest dog.