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For Immediate Release: 140+ Musicians & Artists Release Open Letter to Texas Leaders on Discriminatory Legislation
Posted on February 14, 2017 at 9:56 am

AUSTIN, TEXAS – Under the campaign name #TXTogether, more than 140 musicians and creative artists have released an open letter to Texas state leaders asking them to oppose Texas’ anti-transgender Senate Bill 6 and any other anti-LGBTQ legislation being considered.


The letter’s signers have pledged to do “everything within our power to make sure all of our fans, crews, and fellow artists feel safe and welcome, wherever we go.” This statement comes in the wake of ongoing response from the artist community in North Carolina, stemming from passage of the anti-transgender HB2 law.

Signers include Alicia Keys, Jack Antonoff, Amy Poehler, Ariana Grande, Bon Iver, Britney Spears, Cyndi Lauper, Emma Stone, Ewan McGregor, Ilana Glazer, Janelle Monae, Jennifer Lawrence, Jimmy Kimmel, Juanes, Julianne Moore, Kesha, Lady Gaga, Laverne Cox, Rita Ora, Sara Ramirez, Sia, Sting, Talib Kweli, Tatiana Maslany, Tegan and Sara, Troye Sivan, Wilco, Zoe Kravitz, and many more. Signatories with Texas roots include Sarah Jaffe, Girl In A Coma, Natalie Maines, St. Vincent, FEA, and Guster.

The letter was circulated by Equality Texas, The Ally Coalition, and GLAAD. For updates and a full list of signatures, see Please contact Jeb Gutelius, at, to have your individual or group name added to this list.


About Equality Texas

Equality Texas works to secure full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Texans through political action, education, community organizing, and collaboration.

About The Ally Coalition

The Ally Coalition was created by GRAMMY® winning artist and social activist Jack Antonoff and designer Rachel Antonoff to inspire action for equality through education, awareness and advocacy.


GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBTQ acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love.