The letter asks Texas legislators to “end the needless targetting of LGBTQ people” in the state.
A host of celebrities are adding their names to a letter speaking out against a Texas “bathroom bill” that targets transgender people.
Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lawrence, Laverne Cox, Alicia Keys, Jimmy Kimmel, Britney Spears and George Takei are among the 140 celebrities who signed the letter, released on Tuesday.
“Texas Senate Bill 6 and House Bill 1362 would criminalize and restrict the simple act of a transgender person using the restroom that aligns with their gender identity — a denial of basic human dignity,” reads the letter, which is addressed to “Texas leaders.”
The bill has not received a preliminary vote yet, but many LGBTQ advocates and allies are speaking out against it. The NFL recently suggested Texas might not be considered for future Super Bowls if the anti-transgender bill becomes law. A similar bill in North Carolina received backlash, with multiple musicians cancelling concerts and performances and the NBA relocating its All-Star festivities (which take place this weekend) from Charlotte to New Orleans.
“Bills like these are poison, a barrier between Texas and its future,” the letter says.
Read the full letter here!
Jennifer was spotted with her friend Laura, and director of ‘Red Sparrow’ Francis Lawrence, in Budapest. HQ photos below:
27TH JAN | AT KNRDY RESTAURANT IN BUDAPEST
Jennifer was spotted on the set of ‘Red Sparrow’ in Budapest, Hungary yesterday. HQ photos below:
ON SET | 16TH JAN
It takes a lot to make a movie—a lot of drive, a lot of determination, a lot of money. Perhaps most of all, it takes a lot of time; the typical film shoot lasts weeks, and complicated blockbusters require months of work.
It’s no wonder, then, that when newly minted Star Wars starWoody Harrelson told his celebrity pals that he’s planning to broadcast his new film—Lost in London, which Harrelson also wrote—live, as it’s being shot, he was met with some . . . skepticism, to say the least. Nice-guy Grammy winner Justin Timberlake declares the idea “fucking stupid.” Harrelson’s Hunger Games protégé Jennifer Lawrence calls this “by far the worst” idea he’s ever had. Jesse Eisenberg is totally on board with the project . . . until he learns that the man behind it is his fellow magician, and notWoody Allen.
You’ll see all these famous faces and more in the exclusive video above, which is, of course, a clever exercise in reverse psychology. The live-streamed film in question, which also stars Owen Wilson and Willie Nelson, will screen in select theaters via Fathom Events on Thursday, January 19.
Jennifer spent her new year in New York with boyfriend, Darren. Candids of them in central park have been added:
31ST DEC | IN NEW YORK WITH DARREN
Jennifer looked stunning as always at the ‘Passengers’ premiere in Seoul, Korea this evening! HQ photos have been added, as always more will be added soon!
16TH DEC | ‘PASSENGERS’ SEOUL PREMIERE