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Maren Morris launches new t-shirt in support of LGBTQ youth and speaks out about her commitment to supporting the transgender community

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By Melissa Romualdi.

Maren Morris just launched a new T-shirt in support of trans rights groups, especially LGBTQ youth.

Earlier this month, the country superstar raised more than $150,000 forr transgender awareness after designing a t-shirt inspired by his recent comments amid his feud with Brittany Aldean. Now Morris has partnered with GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, to design a new shirt to raise awareness for the group’s upcoming #SpiritDay anti-bullying of LGBTQ youth initiative.

In a new interview with GLAAD’s Anthony Allen Ramos, Morris shared that initially putting ‘a country music crazy person’ on a T-shirt was ‘so silly’ but it was to raise awareness among LGBTQ youth after she was called “crazy” for defending young trans people on social media. This quickly turned into something positive as all of the proceeds she raised went straight to charity – GLAAD’s Transgender Media Program and Trans LifeLine.

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Morris’ new purple shirt, which reads “You have a seat at this table”, will also see 100% profits will be donated to GLAAD’s work to support LGBTQ youth and to support their annual #SpiritDay campaign on October 20, when millions join the organization in a united stand against bullying by wearing purple or going purple online. Purple symbolizes the spirit on the rainbow flag.

“You absolutely have to let people know where you stand on really important topics because these people come to your show and I want them to feel safe,” Morris told Ramos of his decision to publicly stand up for the community. transgender. “I think the bone of empathy you get when you become a parent is so much more amplified and I think you’re even more susceptible to misinformation and bullying.

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Speaking about the last weeks of his media attention, Morris said doing some “more in-depth research” was “really widespread,” even to herself, because “unfortunately, there are a lot of people who believe things that are completely untrue about trans youth and gender-affirming care and what it actually entails.”

“I think only the culture of misinformation exists,” she added. “I think by fixing this, I’m definitely warming up because it’s not like we’re talking about your favorite color; we’re talking about people’s lives.

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The The Grammy-winning singer and songwriter noted that having “tough conversations” is important for “people to understand what’s really going on,” especially when adults are also involved. “That’s when you’re like, ‘Okay, we really need to have a conversation as a human race,'” Morris said.

“You could actually save someone’s life with the right information.”

Fans can purchase Morris’ new T-shirt here.