Beyoncé's hometown Houston is close to legalizing discrimination against the LGBT community. With one Instagram post, Beyoncé could help make sure her hometown doesn't repeal protections for the Houston LGBT members. For the past 15 months, Houston has been in a legal battle over the city's Equal Rights Ordinance known as "HERO." The ordinance which was passed by city council in 2014 bans discrimination against LGBT members in employment, housing, public accommodations, etc. Opponents have fought to put HERO on the ballot for repeal this November, and thanks to a Texas Supreme Court Decision, they'll likely succeed.
Carlos Maza, who's running the #BeyBeAHERO campaign makes a compelling case that it’s reasonable for her to step in and voice her support. Beyoncé isn't a stranger to politics, having drawn attention to the death of Freddie Gray and supporting the #BlackLivesMatter movement. She’s also been an outspoken advocate for marriage equality especially when she celebrated the Supreme Court’s ruling this summer with her #LoveWins Instagram post.
Beyoncé Is Being Asked On Social Media To Defend LGBT Rights In Her Hometown Of Houston http://t.co/dBAILzPP5f— BuzzFeed LGBT (@BuzzFeedLGBT) August 6, 2015
Do you think Beyoncé will speak up in support of HERO, ONTD or will she ignore it?