Ariana Grande giving $1.5m to support trans youth amid ‘disgraceful’ legislative attacks

In an Instagram post on Thursday, the pop star introduced the Protect & Defend Trans Youth Fund, which she based with the fundraising platform Pledge.

“Right now there are hundreds of disgraceful bills pending in state legislature that target trans youth and aim to curb their rights,” Grande wrote within the publish to her 302 million followers, saying the venture would offer “critical funds” to organizations “providing direct services and advocating for the rights of trans youth.”

Also stated she would match donations up to $1.5m. The cash might be evenly divided amongst 18 teams together with the Black Trans Advocacy CoalitionEquality Florida, and Jasmyn.

“Today we are going to raise $3m for trans-led work,” wrote the ACLU lawyer Chase Strangio on Twitter. “Ariana Grande is matching up to $1.5m. We are going to make #TDOV about action, investment and power.”

Written by Alex McCurthy

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