Selena to go ahead with Carolina concert to ‘defeat discrimination’

  • PTI, Los Angeles
  • Updated: Jun 05, 2016 14:38 IST
Many performers have protested against the anti LGBT bill and called off their shows in the US state of North Carolina. (AFP)

After dilly-dallying for a while, singer-actor Selena Gomez has decided to go ahead with her North Carolina concert in the US. Many artists such as Demi Lovato and Nick Jones have protested against the state’s controversial anti-LGBT law called House Bill 2 Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act and refused to do shows there, reported People magazine.

The legislation, also known as HB2 or the ‘bathroom bill’, was signed into law by politicians earlier this year (2016), forcing all transgender people to use gender-specific public restrooms. “I am very fortunate to have grown up in a home where I learned from an early age that everyone should be treated equally,” she said.

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“I went back and forth on whether I should cancel my concert in North Carolina and ultimately I think what is right for me is to move forward with my show and donate a portion of the proceeds to Equality North Carolina and their effort to defeat this act of discrimination.”

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