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Busy Philipps showed his support for the LGBTQ community in the midst of a wave of discriminatory initiatives that are taking place in several states in the United States.
This year, some GOP-led state governments have proposed more than 25 different laws restricting health care for transgender children.
So the ‘How I Met Your Mother’ star, 42, She made her request in an Instagram post that she accompanied with a photo of her and her daughter Birdie Leigh.13, who is homosexual and defines himself as non-binary.
“Fast. What do you call a father who supports his son?“He asked in the caption of his post. Her answer, according to her, is: “A father. That’s it”.
In addition to asking his followers to “come out” for the LGBTQ communityPhilipps too called for support for LGBTQ and Trans rights activists like Chris Mosier, the first trans athlete to compete on Team USA, Kai Shappley, ALOK, Adri Pére and Jeffrey Marsh.
The actress, also known for her participation in the series ‘Dawson’s Creek’, also asked for support for Gender Infinity, which offers services to transgender, non-binary, genderqueer and gender non-conforming people and their families.
“Be supportive. amplify. make noise Because it could be your son one day. But even if it isn’t, what would he say about you if you only care about children like yours?”
In December 2020, Philipps revealed on an episode of his ‘Busy Philipps Is Doing Her Best’ podcast that Birdie, her daughter with her husband and screenwriter Marc Silverstein, is gay. The actress explained that the teenager first spoke about her sexuality when she was 10 years old.
In February, Texas Governor Greg Abbott sent a letter directing the state Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) to “conduct a prompt and thorough investigation of any reported cases” of reassignment surgery. of gender in minors, something that has been described as “abusive”.
According to a lawsuit filed that same month, the state officially launched such investigations into families who allegedly choose to do gender reassignment.
But Philipps is not the only artist who has spoken out against these initiatives. Last Monday, singer Lizzo called on Texas leaders at the South by Southwest festival, saying that she is “proud to represent Houston,” however, she is not proud “to represent Texas politics.” at this time” due to the “very regressive laws that are being approved” in the state, according to the NBC News site.
“You are taking away the right of young children to have a chance to live authentically as they feel. It is a violation of human rights. Trans rights are human rights. We have a lot of other things that we need,” but “there are people at the helm who can change things on a systemic level and they are letting us down,” Lizzo said.
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