RESIDENTS of Houston, Texas are urging super star Beyonce to be a hero for LGBTI equality with the #BeyBeAHero hashtag on social media.

One of the largest cities in the US, Houston is facing backlash from activists for plans to repeal the city’s HERO law in the courts.

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The HERO law, otherwise known as Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, was passed in 2014 by Houson City Council and bans discrimination, including discrimination based on a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

The #BeyBeAHero campaign is asking Beyonce – who hails from Houston – to publish a post that calls attention to the HERO campaign and encourages council voters to keep the law.

Beyonce has long been an advocate for LGBTI equality. In June, the singer posted a short clip on Instagram of her dancing to her song 7/11 in an array of rainbow outfits and colourful wigs to celebrate the SCOTUS same-sex marriage ruling. The video went viral.

Some of the creative posts calling for help from Beyonce include:

#BeyBeAHERO @beyonce our hometown needs a #HERO to protect us all from discrimination. #HOUequality

A photo posted by Brad Pritchett (@bradpritch) on

   

 

 

 

 

H/T: BuzzFeed

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