“This isn’t about politics. It’s about human rights, and it’s not okay,” DeGeneres tweeted.
“To the LGBTQ community, I’m sorry for the message that was sent today. They don’t speak for all of us. We love you,” Evans wrote on Twitter.
It was reported Wednesday by the New York Times that Trump intends to reverse the Obama Administration’s guidance that public schools nationwide should allow transgender students to use the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity.
Jackie Evancho, who performed at Trump’s inauguration, tweeted Wednesday that “I am obviously disappointed in the @POTUS decision to send the #transgender bathroom issue to the states to decide.#sisterlove.”
Evancho has an older transgender sister, 18-year-old Juliet, who is currently suing her Pittsburgh school district for refusing to allow trans students to use identity-corresponding bathrooms.
See what other celebrities have to say about Trump’s decision.
Just seeing the news about removing laws protecting trans people. This isn’t about politics. It’s about human rights, and it’s not okay.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) February 23, 2017
We need to protect trans youth and stand up against this cruelty that hurts our kids. Support @Translifeline
— Ellen Page (@EllenPage) February 22, 2017
— Brie Larson (@brielarson) February 23, 2017
To the LGBTQ community, I'm sorry for the message that was sent today. They don't speak for all of us. We love you.
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) February 23, 2017
— Lance Bass (@LanceBass) February 23, 2017
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) February 22, 2017
Trans kids: it gets better. I promise it will–because there are lots of allies out here who will be fighting on your behalf.
— Jodi Picoult (@jodipicoult) February 23, 2017
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) February 23, 2017