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Who signed GLAAD’s letter in support of trans girls and women?

More than 465 superstars and everyday feminists added their names to the letter objecting to the targeting of trans women and girls.

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Ali Krieger, Megan Rapinoe and Ashlyn Harris attend the 2019 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Alice Tully Hall on November 11, 2019 in New York City.
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In answer to the question posed in the headline, “Who signed this?” I did, and so did Outsports. And on this Transgender Day of Visibility, we are in very good company.

Layshia Clarendon, Megan Rapinoe, Ali Krieger, and Ashlyn Harris are just four of the more than 465 superstars, everyday feminists — all female-identified as well as nonbinary — and organizations who answered GLAAD’s call to add their names. The letter is a response to what the LGBTQ rights organization calls “the hateful and discriminatory rhetoric and attacks facing trans people, especially trans women.”

The letter was the brainchild of activist and journalist Raquel Willis, the co-winner of our Outsports Triumph Award, The Crusaders. A GLAAD spokesperson confirmed Willis conceived of and led the effort.

The letter, according to GLAAD’s statement, “represents a clear and loud statement of solidarity between cisgender women, trans women, and feminist allies.”

Here’s what is says, in part:

“We all must fight against the unnecessary and unethical barriers placed on trans women and girls by lawmakers and those who co-opt the feminist label in the name of division and hatred. Our feminism must be unapologetically expansive so that we can leave the door open for future generations.”

This is the first letter from GLAAD specifically focused on support for trans women and girls, but not the organization’s first effort like this.

  • In 2018, GLAAD and 5050by2020 organized an open letter signed by more than 45 advocacy organizations, talent agencies, and production companies, urging Hollywood to prioritize telling stories of transgender people and to involve transgender talent within the creative process.
  • In December 2019, GLAAD, in partnership with the PrEP4All Collaboration and over 50 LGBTQ, HIV/AIDS, and public health organizations, released a public letter calling on Facebook to remove dangerous and misleading ads promoting misinformation about PrEP as a preventative measure against HIV.

You can read more about the letter by clicking here. Below, you’ll find the full list of names and the letter we signed. Trans women are women. Trans girls are girls. And this is just one way that I decided to be visible today.

The 3% Movement

Adrienne Hayes

Adsit Media, LLC

Aesha Rasheed

Afua Addo

Ai-jen Poo

Aisha C. Mills

Akilah Hughes

Alana Mayo

Alexandra Cotutiu

Alexis McGill Johnson

Alicia Garza

Alice Wong

Alison Brie

Alison Mariella Désir

Alison Turkos

Allana Giesbrecht

The Alliance of AIDS Services-Carolina

Allie X

Alana Mayo

Alex Johnson

Alexis Flanagan

Alexis McGill-Johnson

Aleyamma Mathew

Ali Krieger

Alma Har’el

Alyson Stoner

Alyssa Milano

Amanda Lindell

Amber Tamblyn

Amelie Zilbur

America Ferrera

American Association of University Women

Aminatou Sow

Amiyah Scott

Amoretta Morris

Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls

Amy Schumer

Ana Romero

Anandrea Molina

Andrea Jenkins

Angela Kayleigh

Angela Yannelli

Anna Julia Cooper Center

Anna Maiche

Anna Wintour

Annika Gifford

Annise Parker

API Chaya

Ariadne Getty

Aria Sa’id

Ariel Wengroff

Asanni Armon

Ashlee Marie Preston

Ashley Belanger

Ashley Holland

Ashley Judd

Ashley Romans

Ashlyn Harris

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice

Athlete Ally

Auburn Seminary

Barbara Simon Barbara Smith

Beanie Feldstein

Beautiful Ventures

Becca McCharen-Tran

Beckie Masaki

Bella Hadid

Bevy Ross

Black and Pink, Inc.

Black AIDS Institute

Black Feminist Future

Black Futures Lab

Black Trans Femmes in the Arts

Black Trans Woman, Inc.

Black Visions Collective

Black Women Radicals

Blair Imani

Borealis Philanthropy

Bozoma Saint John

Brave Space Alliance

BreakOUT!

Brie Larson

Brianna Turner

Bridget de Gersigny

Brittany Packnett Cunningham

Brown Boi Project

A Call to Men

Cara Delevingne

Carlie Hanson

Catherine Beane

Catherine Lutes

Cathy Renna

Cecile Richards

Celinda Lake

Center for Advancing Innovative Policy

The Center for Hope and Healing, Inc

Ceyenne Doroshow Chani Nicolas

Charlotte Clymer

Charlene Carruthers

Charlie Jane Anders

Chelsea Clinton

Cheryl Dunye

Christel Miller

Christian Nunes

Christina Ricci

CHROMAT

Cindi Leive

Cleo Wade

COLLECTIVE FUTURE FUND

Colleen Psomas

Collette Carter

Community EsTr(El-La)

CONNECT, Inc.

Cristin Milioti

Curtis Stauffer

Curve Magazine

Cynthia Erivo

Daisy von Scherler Mayer

Daniella Carter

Daniella’s GuestBook

Danielle Moodie

Daroneisha Duncan-Boyd

Darra Gordon

Dawn Dalton

Dawn Ennis

Dawn Prestwich

Deborah Edel

Denise Beek

Destiny Ekaragha

Diamond Stylz

Diana Bang

Diana Rodriguez

Diane Anderson-Minshall

DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Dominique Morgan

Donnetta Lavinia Grays

Eileen Cadena

Elena Vera

Eliza Clark

Ella Hunt

Elliot Fletcher

Emergent Strategy Ideation Institute

Emily Fuller

Emily Tisch Sussman Erin Hershey

Erin Jontow

Erin Wruk

Eva Longoria

Evonne Kaho

Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement

Felicia Davis

Felicia Day

FEMINIST GIANT

For The Gworls

Francine Stark

Free The Work

Freedom Inc.

Futures Without Violence

Gabrielle Union

GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics

Gathering Strength Collective

Geena Rocero

Gender Benders

Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Gianna Porcaro

Gillian Branstetter

Girls for Gender Equity Giselle Byrd

GLAAD

GLITS, Inc.

GLSEN

Gloria Steinem

GO Magazine!

Grace Bonney

Gwendolyn Pointer

Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees

Halle Berry

Haley Videckis

Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Network

Hani Ali

HEART Women & Girls

Hey, King!

House of GG

House of Tulip

Ianne Fields Stewart

Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence Ilana Glazer

Imani Rupert-Gordon

Imara Jones

Indigenous Idaho Alliance Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Isa Noyola

Ivy Hill

Jaimee Swift

Jamilah Lemieux

Jane Doe Inc.

Janelle Monáe

Jasmine Burnett

Jazmine Walker

Jeannette Pai-Espinoza

Jenna Wortham

Jennifer Barnes-Balenciaga

Jennifer Finney Boylan

Jennifer Kaytin Robinson

Jennifer Morris

Jennifer Schuur

Jenny Slate

Jessica Hartley

Jessica Tillyer

JingleTown Films, Inc.

JJ Mejasic

Joan Nestle

Joanna Hoffman

Joanne N. Smith

Joey Soloway

John Wells Productions Jordyn Jay

Judith Light

Julianne Moore

Justin Tranter

Kabzuag Vaj

Kalayo Pestano

Karen Tronsgard-Scott

Karimah Dillard-Mickey

Kat Cunning

Kat Gordon

Kat Graham

Kate Kelly

Katie Edgerton

Katie French

Kathryn Hahn

Kathy Godwin

The Katz Company

Kayla Gore

Kayli Carter

Kelly Bush Novak

Kelly Miller

Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Kiersten Stewart

Kifu Faruq

Kimberlé Crenshaw

Kimberly Drew

Kira Kelly

Klarissa Oh

Koa Beck

Lake Research Partners

Laraine Newman

Rev. Latishia James-Portis

Lauren Conk

Lauren Groff

Lauren Hamilton

Lauren Wolkstein

Laverne Cox

Layshia Clarendon

Leanne Pittsford

Legal Momentum, the Women’s Legal Defense and Education Fund

Lea DeLaria

Lena Dunham

Lena Waithe

Lesbian Herstory Archives

Lesbians Who Tech and Allies

Leslie Mac

NYS Attorney General Letitia James

Lexi Underwood

Lisa Anderson

LGBTQ Victory Fund LGBTQ Victory Institute

Li Ann (EStrella) Sanchez Liat Olenick

Liliahn Majeed

Lilly Singh

Lindsay Peoples Wagner

Lisa Anderson

Lisa Silverberg

Lisa Turner

Liz Jenkins

A Long Walk Home

Lori Lindsey

Love Me Unlimited4life

Lovelace Consulting Services, Inc.

The Loveland Foundation LPAC

M Adams

Madison Bailey

Madison Hinton

Madison Werner

Maggie Chieffo

Maggie Lindemann

Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence

Masada Jones

Miss Major Griffin-Gracy

March On

Mari Jo Winkler

Mariah Moore

Marilyn Willis

Marin Ireland

Marsha’s Plate Podcast

Mary Filar

Mary Emily O’Hara

Matahari Women Workers’ Center

Maura Bairley

Maurissa Tancharoen

Maxine Wolfe

Maya Wiley

Mayim Bialik

Medicine Bowl

Megan Rapinoe

Mekong NYC

Melanie Willngham-Jaggers

Melinda Weekes-Laidlow

Melissa Etheridge

Melissa Haithcox-Dennis

Melissa Harris-Perry

Men As Peacemakers

Meredith Walker

The Meteor

Me Too Movement

Michelle Gislason

Mijente

Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition

Miriam Shor

Mj Rodriguez

Molly Bernard

Mona Eltahawy

Monica Dennis

Monica Simpson

Morgan Gwenwald

Morgana Kelly

Munroe Bergdorf

Ms. Foundation

My Sistah’s House

Nadiah Mohajir

Nagma Shrestha

Natalie Gold

Natalie London

Natalie Pratt

Natasha Cloud

Natasha Lyonne

National Center for Lesbian Rights

National Crittenton

National Domestic Workers Alliance

National LGBTQ Task Force National Network to End Domestic Violence

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

National Women’s Law Center

Nervous Circus

New Jersey Coalition to End Domestic Violence

New York City Anti-Violence Project

NYS Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Nicole Eisenberg

Nicole Matthews

Nicole Morella

Noor Tagouri

Oaasis

Ohio Domestic Violence Network

The Okra Project

Olga Trujillo

Olivia Spradlin

Organizacion Latina Trans In Texas

Outsports

Pamela Jacobs

Pamela Stewart

Paola Mendoza

Parenting for Liberation

Paris Hatcher

Rep. Park Cannon

Patrisse Cullors

Miss Peppermint

The Perception Institute PFLAG National

Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Pride Media

Pride Live

ProcessMatters, LLC

RALIANCE

Ramp Your Voice!

Range Media Partners

Raniyah Copeland

Rachel Cargle

Rachel Carmona

Raquel Willis

Rebecca Bass

Rebecca Cokley

Rebecca Ferguson

Rebecca Livengood

Rebecca Macias

Red Canary Song

Reductress

Regina King

Re-inc

Renee Bracey Sherman

Resonance Network

Rinku Sen

Root. Rise. Pollinate!

Rosie Abriam

Rosie Perez

S.O.U.L. Sisters Leadership Collective

Sage Dolan-Sandrino

Saleka

Sandra Bernhard

Sarah Kate Ellis

Del. State Sen. Sarah McBride

Sarah Pappalardo

Sarah Paulson

Sarah Sophie Flicker

Scheherazade Tillet

Selena Gomez

Serena Sonoma

Sesali Bowen

The Sex Workers Project of the Urban Justice Center

Shar Jossell

Soko

Solutions NOT Punishment Collaborative

Sonya Taylor

South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Southern Fried Queer Pride Southerners On New Ground (S.O.N.G.)

SpecialGuest Co.

Suma Mathai

Supermajority Education Fund

Suzy Nakamura

Tahirih Justice Center

TAKE Resource Center

TAYLOR ALXNDR

Taylor Plecity

Tatiana Maslany

TEAM Mag

Tegan and Sara

Teresa C. Younger

Tess Holliday

Tewa Women United

TGIJP

Theresa McClellan

The Trevor Project

Three Point Strategies

Tiffany Boone

Tiffany R. Warren

TIME’S UP Foundation

Toni-Michelle Williams

Topple

TRANScending Barriers Atlanta

Trace Lysette

Tracy Gilchrist

Tracy Weitz

Transgender Law Center

Trans Lifeline

Trina Brown

Trish Bendix

Universal Music Group

Uzo Aduba

ValorUS

Veena Sud

Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

VietLead

Viveka Chen

Wanda Sykes

Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence

We Testify

Whembley Sewell

Women for Economic Justice Women’s March

YWCA USA

Zoe Kazan

Zoe Lister-Jones

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