Beyonce rallies for support against HB2 law ahead of NC concert

By Marilyn Malara  |  May 5, 2016 at 12:37 PM
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RALEIGH, N.C., May 5 (UPI) -- Beyonce's camp spoke out against North Carolina's controversial "Bathroom Bill" ahead of her Raleigh Formation Tour concert.

The megastar rallied for fan support of the local organization called Equality NC, which lobbies "tirelessly" to overturn laws and policies which are said to limit the rights of LGBT citizens, in a post on her website Tuesday.

"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," the statement read.

Beyonce went through with her concert Tuesday, following the course set by the likes of Jimmy Buffet and Gregg Allman -- all choosing to stand up against the law while still playing their shows.

Other celebrities like Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, Ringo Starr and Bruce Springsteen have opted to cancel their North Carolina shows all together as a form of protest against the bill.

House Bill 2, which has become known as the "bathroom bill," requires transgender citizens to use public bathrooms marked with the gender they were born with instead of that with which they otherwise identify.

Many, including President Barack Obama, have spoken out against the law, claiming it discriminatory against transgender citizens and other members of the state's LGBT community.

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