Julia Roberts supports gender-neutral bathrooms
Julia Roberts has spoken out in support of LGBT+ rights and gender-neutral bathrooms.
The Pretty Woman star posted a selfie outside a gender-neutral bathroom to Instagram on Tuesday (April 30), writing: “I wish they all said this.”
She also posted a video message to her Instagram Story, urging fans to donate to an LGBT+ rights group.
Julia Roberts encourages fans to donate to LGBT+ rights charity GLSEN
The actor said: “Hi everybody, I want to talk to you about an organisation that I feel really strongly about, it’s called GLSEN.
“GLSEN makes schools safe for every student no matter your sexual orientation or gender identity.”
“I’ve donated, and I’m asking you to. Click that donation button, every dollar helps. It means a lot, thanks!”
Roberts is a long-time supporter of GLSEN, which works to support LGBT+ inclusion in schools.
In 2017, she backed a Missouri student’s fight to protect LGBT youth, as the Trump administration rescinded trans-inclusive guidance.
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Paying tribute to 16-year-old GLSEN student ambassador Miguel Johnson, she said: “Miguel, like all the students I meet there, is smart, kind and incredibly brace to live their life openly and honestly as such a young age.
“As a parent, I want all students to feel safe and protected at school, and I stand with Miguel and trans students across the country. You are loved.”
Julia Roberts has called out Donald Trump on LGBT+ rights
The actor also called out President Trump for contradicting himself on LGBT+ issues.
She said: “Before Trump got elected, he always said he was totally for LGBTQ students, because they’re people too and they deserve an education.
“And then after he got elected, he was basically like, ‘Just kidding, I lied.’
“We need to be progressive. People don’t realize that these things affect people they know and care about. So I’m hoping that the more people come out and speak up, the more people will start realize this affects them too.”