American icon Beyoncé called out “trans is beautiful” after noticing a pro-trans sign in her audience during a concert on 29 July.

The singer called out the phrase suspended above a crowd of over 80,000 people in the MetLife stadium in New York.

Trans actress Laverne Cox shared a clip of the moment on Instagram, reposting the clip from TikTok user @candacepersuasian.

The 51-year-old, who began the hashtag #TransIsBeautiful in 2015, expressed gratitude to Beyoncé for sharing this “trans-affirming message.”

Candace Persuasian, the activist holding up the sign, also thanked Beyoncé on Twitter and TikTok when sharing the clip.


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Beyoncé’s allyship, especially recently, has not gone unnoticed by the LGBTQ+ community. She paid tribute to O’Shae Sibley on her website and thanked the LGBTQ+ community in her Grammy acceptance speech.

READ MORE: Beyoncé Renaissance World Tour review: a masterclass of queer pride

The ‘Renaissance World Tour’ has been an international critical and commercial success since it began in May.

Renaissance has been described as a tribute to black LGBTQIA+ culture, inspired by the singer’s uncle.

One year after the album’s release, it has cemented its place as a staple of modern queer culture.

Watch the teaser for the North America leg of the Renaissance World Tour below.