Jennifer Lopez Supports Gay Student Who Was Silenced By High School

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Jennifer Lopez took the time this week to meet a very special teen in Wisconsin.The Latin artist supported Nat Werth who was barred from speaking as valedictorian at his high school because he wanted to come out as gay to his classmates.

"Nat, thank you for celebrating with me... Always standing with you," the artist captioned the message on Twitter. "Continue to use your voice and spread only love and acceptance. Don’t stop being you." In a statement to Today, Werth called the meeting "absolutely an amazing experience [I] will never forget."

Lopez, also hung out with the graduate after her Milwaukee concert.

“Jennifer had a chance to tell Nat that she supports him speaking out and she stands behind him,” Today anchor Carson Daly reported, check out the full video and story below.