On her Instagram
Right now there are hundreds of disgraceful bills pending in state legislature that target trans youth and aim to curb their rights. this will provide critical funds to organizations advocating for the rights of trans youth. please share & swipe to find out more about where exactly our money is going!!!
On her Instagram
please join me in donating to this fund i’ve created with @pledge.to to support organizations providing direct services and advocating for the rights of trans youth ! right now there are hundreds of disgraceful bills pending in state legislature that target trans youth and aim to curb their rights. this will provide critical funds to organizations advocating for the rights of trans youth. please share & swipe to find out more about where exactly our money is going !!! text PLEDGE to 707070 or use pledge.to/protect-defend-trans-youth-fund to donate
10 Jun 2020TWITTER.com
In a string of tweets
Trans people are who they say they are and deserve to live their lives without being constantly questioned or told they aren’t who they say they are. I donate to @Mermaids_Gender and @mamacash. If you can, perhaps you’ll feel inclined to do the same.
17 May 2020TWITTER.com
In a tweet
“#COVID19 is exacerbating difficulties for LGBTI people, including discrimination and stigma.” -UN Secretary-General António Guterres I join UN in calling for all to speak out for a workplace free of homophobia, biphobia & transphobia. http://unglobe.org #IDAHOBIT
1 Jun 2019INSTAGRAM.com
On her Instagram
HAPPY PRIDE MONTH!!! While we have so much to celebrate, we also have a great distance to go before everyone in this country is truly treated equally. In excellent recent news, the House has passed the Equality Act, which would protect LGBTQ people from discrimination in their places of work, homes, schools, and other public accommodations. The next step is that the bill will go before the Senate. I’ve decided to kick off Pride Month by writing a letter to one of my senators to explain how strongly I feel that the Equality Act should be passed. I urge you to write to your senators too. I’ll be looking for your letters by searching the hashtag #lettertomysenator. While there’s no information yet as to when the Equality Act will go before the Senate for a vote, we do know this: Politicians need votes to stay in office. Votes come from the people. Pressure from massive amounts of people is a major way to push politicians towards positive change. That’s why I’ve created a petition at change.org to urge the Senate to support the Equality Act. Our country’s lack of protection for its own citizens ensures that LGBTQ people must live in fear that their lives could be turned upside down by an employer or landlord who is homophobic or transphobic. The fact that, legally, some people are completely at the mercy of the hatred and bigotry of others is disgusting and unacceptable. Let’s show our pride by demanding that, on a national level, our laws truly treat all of our citizens equally. Click the link in my bio to sign the petition for Senate support of the Equality Act.
In a note on her donated $113,000 to the Tennessee Equality Project to help push back against anti-LGBTQ bills brewing in the state
“I’m so inspired by the work you do, specifically in organizing the recent petition of Tennessee faith leaders standing up against the ‘Slate of Hate’ in our state legislature. I’m so grateful that they’re giving all people a place to worship.
14 Jun 2018INSTAGRAM.com
On her Instagram
John and I are outraged to see and hear the horror stories of immigrant families seeking asylum and refuge in America being ripped apart due to the inhumane policies of the Trump administration. These actions are cruel, anti-family and go against everything we believe this country should represent. The ACLU is committed to defending the rights and humanity of these vulnerable families. In addition to fighting for immigrants’ rights, they’re advocating for reproductive rights, voting rights, criminal justice reform, LGBT rights, 1st amendment rights and holding the Trump administration accountable whenever possible. [...] Each member of our family donated $72,000 to the ACLU.
In his Tony Award Acceptance Speech
At a moment in time where maybe the most important thing that we remember right now is the sanctity of the human spirit. It is the profound privilege of my life to play Prior Walter in Angels in America because he represents the purest spirit of humanity and especially that of the LGBTQ community. It is a spirit that says no to oppression. It is a spirit that saysno to bigotry, no to shame, no to exclusion. It is a spirit that says we are all made perfectly and we all belong so I dedicate this award to the countless LGBTQ people who have fought and died to protect that spirit, to protect that message for the right to live and love as we are created.
During her speech after receiving the Human Rights Campaign’s National Equality Award
No longer can I sit in silence. I have to stand for what I know is true and that is equality and justice for all. Period. That’s why the HRC is so important and I am so grateful for them being on the frontlines every day, from civil union legislation, to repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, to getting rid of DOMA [Defense of Marriage Act] at the Supreme Court, which paved the way for marriage equality across the country, and continuing to fight for trans equality.
22 Jan 2017GOFUNDME.com
In a GoFundMe where he announced that he was seeking to raise $100,000 for the Human Rights Campaign — a national LGBTQ civil rights organization
Today we stand by our LGBTQ+ friends to ensure equality for EVERYONE! Please help us raise $100,000 for the Human Rights Campaign to ensure the future stays bright and open for all!
During an acceptance speech at the 2015 GLAAD Media Awards
Women, poor people, people of color, people with disabilities, immigrants, gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, trans people, intersex people. We have been pitted against each other and made to feel like there are limited seats at the table for those of us who fall into the category of other.
On a protest for gay rights in Santa Monica Boulevard
So much of who I am has been defined by gay people. I didn’t have a traditional family growing up but the love and support and friendship, and humor. Everything that I am is because of these people. You cannot put a barricade in their way. You can’t define love and you can’t define a family. It comes in so many radical colors. So please, please overturn this.