Joe Jonas usually plays it close to the vest when it comes to his opinions on important social and political issues. The DNCE frontman changed his ways to celebrate a huge victory as a former Boy Scout. Joe spoke out in support of the organization’s recent decision to reverse its century-old transgender ban.
“For more than 100 years, the Boy Scouts of America, along with schools, youth sports and other youth organizations, have ultimately deferred to the information on an individual’s birth certificate to determine eligibility for our single-gender programs,” the official press release reads. After expressing that the organization’s previous approach is “no longer sufficient,” the statement goes on to announce that the Boy Scouts of America will begin accepting and registering members “based on the gender identity indicated on the application.”
Joe, while shockingly vocal, was not alone. Miley Cyrus also celebrated the news. The “Wrecking Ball” singer used this moment to remind her fans that there is still good in the world. “There is still so much to be thankful for! We ARE moving forward! We’ll never stop standing up for what is right! Change is here,” she writes on Instagram.
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(Photo credits: Joe Jonas Twitter account; Joe Jonas and Miley Cyrus Instagram accounts)