LGBTQ celebrities and allies have teamed up to speak out against the Trump administration’s reported censorship of seven terms, including “transgender” and “diversity,” in official documents for the 2018 budget.
Gigi Gorgeous, Transparent‘s Trace Lysette, Survivor‘s Zeke Smith, Younger‘s Nico Tortorella, musician Wrabel, transgender athlete Chris Mosier, Karamo Brown, and actress Arielle Kebbel all appear in “SayThe7,” a video produced by GLAAD and HuffPost.
According to a press release, GLAAD launched the #SayThe7 campaign so the story would remain newsworthy, and to pressure the Office of Management and Budget, which was linked to the reported censorship efforts by the Washington Post.
“We are days out from the anniversary of the inauguration of President Trump and the rise of an administration that has done nothing but attack and attempt to erase LGBTQ Americans in their first year in office,” said Sarah Kate Ellis, President and CEO of GLAAD, in a press release. “We cannot let this story, and the censorship and erasure fade from view – if we can’t say these seven words, then we will shout them.”
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) January 17, 2018
Learn more about GLAAD’s fight against the reported censorship here.