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Beyonce shows support for LGBT community, protests N Carolina act

Beyonce held a concert at North Carolina in protest again an act by the state which decides which toilet a transgender person can use.

music Updated: May 06, 2016 15:54 IST
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Beyonce in a still from her new album, Lemonade. (Beyonce/Instagram)

Singer Beyonce threw her weight behind the cause of the LGBTQ community by holding a concert in North Carolina and showing support for the group called Equality NC which is fighting for their rights in the state. North Carolina has recently passed the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act, that decides which toilet a transgender person can use.

The 34-year-old singer brought her Formation world tour to Raleigh, NC, on May 3 despite a number of stars calling off their gigs in the state in protest over the said Act.

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Instead of cancelling her gig, Beyonce took to her website to encourage people to support Equality NC, a local organisation dedicated to securing equal rights and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) North Carolinians, reported Female First.

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“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.

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“Among the many organisations doing the good work to get this bill overturned, there is Equality NC, a local organisation dedicated to securing equal rights and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) North Carolinians.”

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Recently Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas followed in the footsteps of Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, Boston, Ani DiFranco and Ringo Starr, who have opted out of playing concerts in the state to make a stand against the newly-instated law.