Jennifer Lopez has paid a beautiful tribute to her sister’s non-binary child
Jennifer Lopez has gone above and beyond in paying tribute to her non-binary relative.
Her sister’s child was sent by their school to take part in the Global Young Leaders Conference in the US capital, and the Jenny From The Block singer was overjoyed.
Alongside a picture of the smiling youngster, J-Lo wrote: “This is Brendan, my sister Leslie’s second child!!
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This is Brendan my sister Leslie's second child!! They were the one person selected to represent their school at #globalyoungleadersconference in Washington DC!!! And I couldn't be more proud!!! Brendan is strong and smart and loving and a obviously a leader!! Titi Jenn loves you!! #superproudauntie #familia❤
“They were the one person selected to represent their school at #globalyoungleadersconference in Washington DC!!! And I couldn’t be more proud!!!” she continued.
“Brendan is strong and smart and loving and a [sic] obviously a leader!! Titi Jenn loves you!!”
She added the hashtags #superproudauntie and #familia, just to drive the adorable point home.
J-Lo’s casual use of gender-neutral pronouns throughout the post produced praise from her fans.
“So much love for this post!!”, one said, while another wrote: “God bless you Jennifer…sending love for Brendan ❤️ “.
A particularly heartfelt comment read: “Thanks for supporting your nibling in such a simple but effective way.
“Much appreciation, as it means so much to them, I’m sure… and to many others reading who identify as TGNC or who are advocates :)”.
They then explained that “nibling isn’t a typo”. The term is used by some as a gender-neutral way of referring to a sibling’s child.
J-Lo has been active in her support for the LGBT community, as seen through her work as executive producer on TV show The Fosters, which tackles LGBT issues.
And last month, the pop star spoke out about her late lesbian aunt, who struggled with her own sexuality.
In the letter for Billboard, she wrote: “When I was growing up in the Bronx, I always thought my Aunt Myrza was the coolest.
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“She lived in NYC and wanted to be an actress. I wanted to be just like her.
“What I didn’t realise was that she was struggling with being gay.
“At that time, families didn’t sit around a dinner table and talk about tolerance and acceptance,” she continued.
“Life was different and it is heartbreaking for me to think about it now.
“The people she watched on TV didn’t represent her. Movies didn’t represent her. She thought she was alone.
“Myzra isn’t with us anymore, but I like to think she is proudly looking down on me from above – the way I always looked up to her.”