140 celebrities have joined together to sign a letter opposing a Texas “bathroom bill” that discriminates against transgender people and other anti-LGBT legislation.
Lady Gaga, Cyndi Lauper, Laverne Cox, Whoopi Goldberg, Britney Spears, George Takei, Ariana Grande, St. Vincent, Lance Bass, Carly Rae Jepsen, Tegan and Sara, Cakes Da Killa and Betty Who are the among the famous names signed to the letter addressed to “Texas Leaders.”
The letter was posted on a website titled, “The Creative Community Against Anti-LGBT Legislation in Texas.”
In addition to the “bathroom bill,” the letter mentions other Texas legislation being considered would force teachers to out LGBT students to their parents, remove nondiscrimination protections in cities, “undermine marriage equality” and “legalize discrimination on campus and in public life.”
“It is up to you whether these bills will become law and we are watching,” the letter reads. “It is up to us to commit to doing everything within our power to make sure all of our fans, crews and fellow artists feel safe and welcome wherever we go.”
Read the complete letter here.