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Actor Don Cheadle wears ‘Protect Trans Kids’ t-shirt on Saturday Night Live

Actor Don Cheadle wears ‘Protect Trans Kids’ t-shirt on Saturday Night Live

Don Cheadle in his 'Protect Trans Kids' shirt on SNL

Actor Don Cheadle hosted on Saturday Night Live (SNL) last night, 16 February. Many noticed the slogan on the t-shirt he was wearing — ‘Protect Trans Kids.’

While Cheadle did not say anything about the t-shirt, this was still a powerful statement.

Positive Reactions

People on Twitter were excited to see Cheadle’s support.

Negative Reactions

However, not everyone was happy. Some even questioned what it meant to be a ‘trans kid’ and implied that letting kids be themselves is ‘normalizing child abuse.’

Anything else?

Since Donald Trump became president, LGBTI rights — specifically trans rights — have come under fire. The Trump Administration was successful in banning trans troops from the United States military. With Trump’s focus on the Mexico-America border wall, he is actively harming LGBTI refugees, many of which are transgender. Additionally, since Trump became president, hate crimes against LGBTI people have tripled in Washington DC.

See also:

South Dakota passes anti-trans bill banning gender discussion in schools

This webshow educates kids about the LGBTI community

Members of Congress meet with parents of trans kids to discuss Equality Act