Don Cheadle confirmed his assist for transgender youngsters when he hosted Saturday Night time Reside.
The actor wore a T-shirt that learn “Defend Trans Children” as he launched Gary Clark Jr., who served because the musical visitor.
The 54-year-old additionally took a dig at President Donald Trump in the course of the present, the place he wore a crimson and white Soviet Union hockey jersey that had the president’s identify on the again with the quantity 45. Trump is the 45th president of the U.S.
“I awoke to a lot assist and love!! thanks @nbcsnl for the chance to play and pay respect and throw shade in an historic area in an historic time. hold combating, y’all. evil grows at the hours of darkness,” the Oscar-nominated actor wrote Sunday on Twitter.
Over half of transgender male teenagers have stated they’ve
tried suicide, in keeping with a 2018 report
by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Nearly 30 p.c of transgender feminine
teenagers stated they’ve made suicide makes an attempt.
Homeless charges amongst transgender youth are additionally excessive. “Household rejection and discrimination and violence have contributed to numerous transgender and different LGBQ-identified youth who’re homeless in america—an estimated 20-40% of the greater than 1.6 million homeless youth,” writes the Nationwide Middle for Transgender Equality.