In the wake of President Donald Trump’s announcement via Twitter to reinstate a ban on transgender people openly serving in the U.S. military, the dance music community has reacted strongly to the news.
Trump tweeted Wednesday morning (July 26), “After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow…… Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming….. victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you.”
Artists, record labels and event producers alike have candidly expressed their thoughts on the matter. See their reactions below:
We stand with all members of the LGBQT community, most of which are more brave and empowering than this senile old man.
— The Knocks (@theknocks) July 26, 2017
Can we do a charity renegade festival/block party in LA called “fuck Donald trump”??? @tmorello can we make this happen??
— JAUZ (@Jauzofficial) July 26, 2017
TRANS PEOPLE ARE NOT A DISRUPTION ??
— X AMBASSADORS (@XAmbassadors) July 26, 2017
Land of the … ?
— u?op?p?spn ??? u? (@Shaun_Frank) July 26, 2017
If you’re transgender just know you are and will always be treated as an equal.
— kayzo (@KayzoMusic) July 26, 2017
i don’t think we have fully accepted that the president of the united states is actually a sociopath, and is incapable of empathy.
— moby X?X (@thelittleidiot) July 26, 2017
Are u mad at ur dad ? https://t.co/UjPqebWHEj
— ?†? (@killthenoise) July 26, 2017
— Tommie Sunshine –?? (@tommiesunshine) July 26, 2017
In case u didn’t already know
Everyone is always welcome at our events
Our dance floor will never be a place for discrimination
— Brownies & Lemonade (@TeamBandL) July 26, 2017
Allowing all people to serve the US military is not a matter of defense but a matter of being a country worth defending
— KSH?? (@KSHMRmusic) July 26, 2017
These seems like a good day to both leave America and drink through the pain so… pic.twitter.com/taivzy6GGj
— The Black Madonna — (@blackmadonnachi) July 26, 2017
Fuck You. pic.twitter.com/bCPm7YQa2q
— Phantoms (@phantoms) July 26, 2017
Keep calling about healthcare
— #MC3 (@JubileeDJ) July 26, 2017
In case you were wondering, #TransRightsAreHumanRights ??
— Casablanca Records (@CasablancaRecs) July 26, 2017