Ju­lia Roberts calls for safety of LGBTQ youth

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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

RE­SCIND­ING OF PRO­TEC­TIONS FOR TRANS­GEN­DER STU­DENTS BY TRUMP HAS BEEN CRIT­I­CISED BY EN­TER­TAIN­MENT PER­SON­AL­I­TIES SUCH AS CAIT­LYN JEN­NER

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.’”

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