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Dylan Mulvaney Breaks Her Silence After A Week Of Transphobic Attacks

Dylan Mulvaney Breaks Her Silence After A Week Of Transphobic Attacks

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The trans influencer has become a target of the right after partnering with a beer company.

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Conservatives spent last week in a total meltdown over... checks notes... Bud Light. Now Dylan Mulvaney is speaking out after becoming a flashpoint and target for the right.

Last week, the trans influencer and Broadway actor shared a photo of herself with a can of Bud Light with her photo on it. She also shared photos of herself wearing Nike leggings and a sports bra. Seems simple enough, but for many on the right it was all too much, and they lashed out declaring they would boycott the beer company.

More chilling yet was a video shared by musician Kid Rock in which he took aim and fired at a bunch of Bud Light cans.

Nike has drawn similar criticism from the right for partnering with Mulvaney, including from former Olympian Caitlyn Jenner who took to Twitter to once again to display her mind-boggling hypocrisy. “As someone that grew up in awe of what Phil Knight did, it is a shame to see such an iconic American company go so woke! We can be inclusive but not at the expense of the mass majority of people, and have some decency while being inclusive. This is an outrage,” she wrote.

Yes, this is an ‘outrage.’ Not the proliferation of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation popping up all over the nation, not the banning of LGBTQ+ books, not the former President of the United States being arraigned on 34 counts, not even a Supreme Court Justice allegedly accepting off-the-books luxury vacays from a Nazi sympathizer. Nope, a trans woman wore a sports bra. That’s the outrage.

Sigh.

While it’s beyond infuriating that this kind of reaction and behavior continues to be seen as acceptable by a sizable portion of the nation, one person has remained classy through it all: Mulvaney herself, who has finally, after a week of facing horrific levels of transphobia, started to speak out.

On Saturday, Mulvaney shared a clip on her social media from her 365 Days Live! event in March which celebrated her one-year anniversary of transitioning. In the video, she is singing “No One Is Alone,” from Into The Woods. She also says, “Whether you’re a parent or a child, or you’re young, or you’re old, or you’re trans, or you’re not. We’re all just trying our best here, aren’t we?”

“And the most important thing is that we have the people in our lives to support us and celebrate our uniqueness. And that could be a mental health care professional or a teacher or a loved one, so long as we don’t feel alone,” Mulvaney adds.

She captions the video; “It’s hard to see the light now, just don’t let it go. This song felt fitting for the week I’ve been having. All is well!”

It’s a generous and loving way to respond to vile things that have been directed her way, we just hope she feels the love of the many who support and love her as well.

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Rachel Shatto, Editor in Chief of PRIDE.com, is an SF Bay Area-based writer, podcaster, and former editor of Curve magazine, where she honed her passion for writing about social justice and sex (and their frequent intersection). Her work has appeared on Elite Daily, Tecca, and Joystiq, and she podcasts regularly about horror on the Zombie Grrlz Horror Podcast Network. She can’t live without cats, vintage style, video games, drag queens, or the Oxford comma.

Rachel Shatto, Editor in Chief of PRIDE.com, is an SF Bay Area-based writer, podcaster, and former editor of Curve magazine, where she honed her passion for writing about social justice and sex (and their frequent intersection). Her work has appeared on Elite Daily, Tecca, and Joystiq, and she podcasts regularly about horror on the Zombie Grrlz Horror Podcast Network. She can’t live without cats, vintage style, video games, drag queens, or the Oxford comma.