03/12/2015 01:05 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Fifth Harmony's Touching Words For The Transgender Community

Two weeks ago, Fifth Harmony’s Camila Cabello posted a photo on Instagram of herself with a transgender fan who renamed herself after the singer. Now, the whole group is opening up about supporting the transgender community and encouraging others to stay true to themselves.

In a video from MTV, the singers look back on talking with Camila Joe, the fan who told Camila she inspired her to transition.

“She was just so beautiful, and there was just such a light about her,” Camila said in the video.

After Camila posted about it, the group heard from other transgender fans about how the girls helped them learn to love themselves, which is exactly what Fifth Harmony encourages.

“The number one thing that we try to promote is to be who you are and to love who you are no matter what that means,” Lauren Jauregui said.

The singers want to spread this message of self-acceptance to their fans, especially to those who might be afraid of transitioning for fear of being rejected by friends and family. There is a supportive community out there for them that doesn't just include Fifth Harmony.

"There are people out there that are open to it and that want you to love yourself," Camila said.

Though they had no idea how influential they would be before forming Fifth Harmony, the girls now want to put their fame to good use. For Normani Hamilton, being in such a position is the perfect way to make a difference.

“We went into ‘X-Factor.’ We didn’t even know each other. We didn’t even know what we would become. But to be able to have, you know, the platform that we do have we want to just use it for the better and really help change the world for good.”


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