Julia Roberts calls for safety of LGBTQ youth
Actor Julia Roberts (right) has shown support to students fighting for LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer) rights in the US. Recently, transgender student leader in St Joseph’s, Missouri, Miguel Johnson, spoke on stage alongside Roberts at the GLSEN Respect Awards — an event benefitting the national organisation that works to keep schools safe for LGBTQ youth.
“As a parent, I want all students to feel safe and
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protected at school, and I stand with Miguel and trans students across the country. You are loved,” Roberts told people.com. Last year, Johnson was cautiously optimistic about the upcoming election, which featured a Republican candidate who had openly acknowledged the LGTQ community. Trump had even suggested reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner would be welcome to use the bathroom of her choice at Trump Tower. Johnson also blamed Trump’s flip-flopping on LGBTQ issues. “After he got elected, he was basically like, ‘Just kidding, I lied.’”