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People Attacked Ruby Rose for Donating to Houston’s LGBT Center

Get ready for a deep and prolonged eyeroll.

On Wednesday, genderfluid icon, queer crush magnet and Orange Is the New Black actress Ruby Rose tweeted that she would make a hefty donation of $10,000 to Houston’s Montrose LGBT Center to help survivors of Hurricane Harvey. Rose donated the money after musician Jack Antonoff urged his followers to open their wallets for Houstonians in need.

Unlike Rose, the internet was not feeling very charitable after her announcement.

Rose later tweeted out images of critiques levied against her on social media. Several commenters complained that she was donating to “just one group of people,” and said that “all lives matter,” not just LGBTQ people.

LGBTQ people were also very vulnerable to the storm. Natural disasters disproportionately affect those living in poverty. Given the high numbers of LGBTQ people who experience homelessness and the community’s particularly high poverty rates, there’s no doubt that Houston’s LGBTQ community is in need of help, as well.

Snaps to Rose for putting her money where her mouth is. Haters, back off.

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