Beyonce Speaks Out Against North Carolina's Anti-LGBT Law
The queen has spoken.
Add Beyonce to the long list of entertainers opposed to House Bill 2, North Carolina's anti-LGBT law, which obstructs transgender individuals from using the bathroom that matches their gender identity, and prohibits cities from passing any conflicting laws.
While some have been criticizing the "Formation" singer for choosing not to cancel her upcoming tour stop in the state - as many other artists have - Beyonce responded to the criticism via a statement on her website.
"As The Formation World Tour makes its stop in the Tar Heel state in the midst of such a controversial time, we think it is important for us to bring attention to those who are committed to being good and carrying on the message of equality in this core of controversy," reads the lengthy statement.
Beyonce went on to shout out Equality NC, a North Carolina-based non-profit organization "dedicated to securing equal rights and justice" for LGBTQ individuals in the area. The statement urges her fans to support North Carolinians by donating, volunteering, and/or spreading the word about Equality NC.
Equality NC is described as an organization that "tirelessly lobbies the North Carolina General Assembly, executive branch, and local governments" on issues such as "marriage equality, parental rights, inclusive anti-bullying policies, employment discrimination, hate violence, sexuality education, HIV/AIDS," and more.
So, what do you think? Is this a cop out so Bey won't lose money by cutting a stop from her tour, or is she simply using her presence and platform for good?