Cassata went on to explain that what happened to him is unfortunately common for trans people across the United States, and that he decided to share his story to make sure his fans were aware of that fact. “This is what it’s like to be trans in America and I want you to know so that you will speak up, stand up, and fight for us. We are human too,” he wrote.
The singer also asked his fans to donate to the Transgender Law Center, a legal advocacy group focused on changing “law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression,” according to their website.
However, on Tuesday (Nov. 10), Cassata shared a hopeful update to his story, revealing that after a call with UCLA’s medical department, he has been scheduled an appointment with a trans-friendly doctor. “I want to thank @UCLA med for restoring my faith in drs 2day,” he wrote. “I had an affirming convo w them on the phone about all this that went on yesterday and will be seeing an actual trans friendly Dr!!! I could tell when speaking on the phone that they are educated on trans folks.”
Check out Cassata’s tweets below: