This week, President Donald Trump announced that transgender soldiers will not be allowed to openly serve in the United States army in any capacity. Public response was immediate and united with a message of support towards the trans community. Many celebrities lent their voices to the cause and expressed their dismay at this measure.
Billboard Pride, along with GLAAD, took initiative and asked artists to submit video statements with a message of support to the trans community in the United States and worldwide. Those individual videos were then compiled and edited into one powerful collective statement, which you can watch here.
One of the messages we received was from The Chainsmokers: “We love you, we support you, and we are thankful for you guys fighting for our freedom.”