Inauguration Singer Jackie Evancho, Who Has a Trans Sister, 'Disappointed' by President's Ruling on Transgender Rights
The classical singer's sister Juliet came out as trans in an exclusive 2015 interview with PEOPLE
Jackie Evancho is standing by her sister.
The classical singer’s older sister Juliet, 18, came out as transgender in 2015 in an exclusive interview with PEOPLE.
“@realDonaldTrump u gave me the honor to sing at your inauguration. Pls give me & my sis the honor 2 meet with u to talk transgender rghts,” Evancho added, tweeting the president directly.
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After Evancho’s inauguration performance was announced in December, the star — who previously performed for President Obama — opened up to PEOPLE about the hate she and her family received online.
“My family is kind of a big target. I have a transgender sister, and so a lot of hate goes towards us,” he said at the time. “I also get a lot of love. We pay most attention to that. Sometimes we get really annoyed with the hate — everyone does, we have to admit it. But we just ignore it.”