Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste, Tegan and Sara, and More React to Trump’s Transgender Military Ban

Lady Gaga, Kesha, and Best Coast Also Speak Out

Jul 26, 2017
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This morning President Trump announced on Twitter that Transgender people were no longer allowed to serve in the military in any capacity, a reversal of an Obama policy. Several notable musicians have spoken out against the ban, including Grizzly Bear's Ed Droste, Tegan and Sara, Lady Gaga, Kesha, Best Coast, and others. See all the posts below, including Trump's initial tweets.

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Our president is a real asshole. Hey @ivankatrump since I now know u not only follow me but are actually watching let me say Trans people are not a burden or disruption, your dad and his dangerous twitter account are. Care to speak up Ivanka? #standwithtrans #transgenderrights are human rights.

A post shared by Ed Droste (@edroste) on Jul 26, 2017 at 12:28pm PDT

Totally outraged by this. I hate to use the f word in writing but all I can think is FUCK YOU.

A post shared by Tegan and Sara (@teganandsara) on Jul 26, 2017 at 8:01am PDT

We love our trans family and we will fight no mater what bullshit bans or garbage-hate is thrown into the path of progress. You're amazing and brave and vital and beautiful and you deserve to be seen and treated with respect! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

A post shared by Tegan and Sara (@teganandsara) on Jul 26, 2017 at 9:51am PDT

spread love not hate. we need each other to stand up for one other as humans right now. we are all human. it's not a political thing, it's a me being a person who loves other people and believes in equality for everyone thing. #transrightsarehumanrights (📷 @keshasglitters)

A post shared by Kesha (@iiswhoiis) on Jul 26, 2017 at 5:22pm PDT

 

 

 

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