Singer Jackie Evancho was in the spotlight as she chose to perform at Donald Trump’s inauguration. The light on Evancho was amplified by the incoming Trump administration’s apparent hostility to LGBTQ rights (especially that of VP Mike Pence), an issue close to Evancho’s heart because her sister is transgender.
With the Trump administration rolling back Obama’s transgender bathroom legislation — leaving the issue for states to decide — Evancho, 16, immediately expressed her disappointment and asked for a meeting with Trump using Twitter, which is where Trump famously conducts much of his business. Evancho asked that Trump meet with her and her sister to “talk transgender rights.”
— jackie evancho (@jackieevancho) February 23, 2017