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.

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

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H/T: BuzzFeed

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