Beyonce's support for Equality NC
Beyoncé has shown her support for the LGBTQ community following her concert in North Carolina.
The 34-year-old singer brought her 'Formation' world tour to Raleigh, NC, on Tuesday (03.05.16) despite a number of stars calling off their gigs in the state in protest over the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act, which decides which toilet a transgender person can use.
Instead of cancelling her gig, Beyoncé 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.
She wrote on Beyonce.com: "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.
"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.
"To accomplish these goals, Equality NC tirelessly lobbies the North Carolina General Assembly, executive branch, and local governments, broadcast LGBT news, stories and content, and mobilise our communities on issues that matter, including marriage equality, parental rights, inclusive anti-bullying policies, employment discrimination, hate violence, privacy rights, sexuality education, adoption, domestic partnerships, and HIV/AIDS.
"Learn more about how you can support Equality NC by donating, volunteering, becoming an ambassador, attending an event, or simply spreading the word!"
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.