Celebrities Pen Open Letter to Texas

Creative community against anti-LGBTQ legislation in Texas

142 artists, led by Fun guitarist Jack Antonoff, have signed an open letter to Texan legislators, in which they say the creative community is watching whether anti-LGBT+ bills will pass into law.

The two bills that have been specified are Texas Senate Bill 6 and House Bill 1362. They would require teachers to ‘out’ LGBT+ students to their parents, as well as stripping non-discrimination procedures in the state.

The letter, signed by celebrities including Cyndi Lauper, Britney Spears, Laverne Cox, Emma Stone and Lance Bass, says that “bills likes these are poison, a barrier between Texas and its future”.


They continue, “artistic expression has always been a political act, and some of the most venerated artists in our history have put themselves on the line to take a stand against injustice”.

Here’s hoping legislators pay attention and do not send it into an LGBT+ hell.