Ariana Grande has launched a fund to help protect transgender youth against U.S. legislation which aims to curb their rights.
In honour of the International Transgender Day of Visibility on Thursday, Grande announced that she had teamed up with fundraising organisation Pledge to create her Protect & Defend Trans Youth Fund.
“Please join me in donating to this fund i’ve created with @pledge.to to support organizations providing direct services and advocating for the rights of trans youth,” the singer wrote on Instagram.
“Right now there are hundreds of disgraceful bills pending in state legislature that target trans youth and aim to curb their rights. this will provide critical funds to organizations advocating for the rights of trans youth.”
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Grande stated she will be matching donations raised from the initiative up to $1.5 million.
As of Friday afternoon, the fund has raised $438,368. Check it out here.