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Julia Roberts Stands Behind LGBTQ Rights, 'I Want All Students to Feel Safe'

Julia Roberts Stands Behind LGBTQ Rights, 'I Want All Students to Feel Safe'

Julia Roberts is speaking out against President Donald Trump as she supports LGBTQ students.

The 49-year-old actress is backing Missouri students as they fight to protect LGBTQ youth rights within their state schools.

Julia and 16-year-old student Miguel Johnson attended the GLSEN Respect Awards to talk about keeping LGTBQ protections in place under Donald Trump‘s presidency.

“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 told People mag. “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.’”

In Missouri, the trans-inclusive Title IX guidance has been revoked and new anti-trans state bills are being introduced.

In the meantime, Miguel says he will continue to fight to protect fellow LGTBQ students.

“I’m still trying to figure out what I can do to feel okay and how to make my friends and fellow students feel okay, and honestly I don’t have an answer,” Miguel said. “There’s not an easy solution, especially when the person with the most power is messing stuff up. “

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