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Maren Morris has raised over $100,000 since launching a t-shirt line benefiting transgender rights groups amidst her feud with Brittany Aldean.
The 32-year-old Grammy Award-winner is on board for Trans Lifeline and GLAAD’s transgender media program after Aldean appeared on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show in a social media drama about trans rights. released the shirt.
“New shirt from *ATTN LUNATICS* shop. All proceeds go to @translifeline and @glaad transgender media programs,” Morris captioned a photo of the shirt.
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Her name is on the shirt and saysLunatic country music man“, referring to the moniker Carlson, 53, dubbing her in Thursday’s segment featuring Aldean. The shirt also has a TransLifeline phone number.
Morris later gave an update on how much the product had raised in less than 15 hours. provided another update. A GLAAD rep confirmed to her PEOPLE on Saturday that earnings surpassed her $100,000.
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Jason Aldean’s wife, Brittany, 34, drew backlash from Morris and others in the country music industry after she denigrated the parents of transgender young people on Instagram.
“I really want to thank my parents for not changing my gender when I was a tomboy. I love this girly life,” she captioned the makeup reveal video. arose during ongoing discussions and efforts to restrict access to
Morris responded on Twitter:
After facing criticism from the likes of Morris, Cassady Pope and Lindsey Elle, Brittany shared another statement on her Instagram story.
“Advocating for child genital mutilation under the guise of love and calling it ‘gender-affirming care’ is one of the worst evils,” she wrote in part.
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“Some parents are so desperate to be accepted by society that they are willing to make life-changing decisions for their children who are not yet old enough to fully understand the consequences of their actions. “Love is protecting your children until they are adults and can make their own decisions in life.”
Brittany tried to take back her comments in an Instagram post Wednesday, sharing a model photo of herself and Jason’s sister Kasi Rosa Wicks.
“As usual, my words were taken out of context from last week. Instead of being twisted by my word twists, I chose to get something good out of it,” she wrote in the caption. , announced the progress. will be donated to Operation Light Shine, a non-profit organization against human trafficking and child exploitation.
According to the HRC, at least 13 states in the United States have signed anti-LGBTQ legislation, and another 23 states will have such legislation in 2022 alone, and many of these laws are gender-neutral with transgender youth. Intended for affirmative care.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott stepped up attacks on transgender youth, directing the Family Protective Services Agency to investigate parents for child abuse after providing gender-affirming care to their children. Florida and Alabama have since adopted similar policies.
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Last month, the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued an opinion that the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) applies to people who suffer from gender dysphoria.
President Joe Biden recently pledged support for trans citizens during March’s Transgender Day of Visibility, pledging Congress to pass the long-overdue equality law. continues to work on