Busy Philipps asks for support for the LGBTQ community


Busy Philipps.

Busy Philipps.

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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 鈥楬ow I Met Your Mother鈥 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.

鈥淔ast. What do you call a father who supports his son?鈥淗e asked in the caption of his post. Her answer, according to her, is: 鈥淎 father. That鈥檚 it鈥.

In addition to asking his followers to 鈥渃ome out鈥 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 P茅re and Jeffrey Marsh.

The actress, also known for her participation in the series 鈥楧awson鈥檚 Creek鈥, also asked for support for Gender Infinity, which offers services to transgender, non-binary, genderqueer and gender non-conforming people and their families.

鈥淏e supportive. amplify. make noise Because it could be your son one day. But even if it isn鈥檛, what would he say about you if you only care about children like yours?鈥

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In December 2020, Philipps revealed on an episode of his 鈥楤usy Philipps Is Doing Her Best鈥 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 鈥渃onduct a prompt and thorough investigation of any reported cases鈥 of reassignment surgery. of gender in minors, something that has been described as 鈥渁busive鈥.

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 鈥減roud to represent Houston,鈥 however, she is not proud 鈥渢o represent Texas politics.鈥 at this time鈥 due to the 鈥渧ery regressive laws that are being approved鈥 in the state, according to the NBC News site.

鈥淵ou 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,鈥 but 鈥渢here are people at the helm who can change things on a systemic level and they are letting us down,鈥 Lizzo said.

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