Selena Gomez To Donate Proceeds From North Carolina Show To LGBT Organisation
The pop star has decided to go ahead with her show instead of cancelling it.
As part of her ongoing Revival Tour, Selena Gomez is due to perform in North Carolina on Tuesday (7th June).
There has been speculation about whether the pop starlet will cancel her show due to the state’s discriminatory HB2 law.
Selena has decided the show must go on but she is going to donate a portion of the ticket sales and show's proceeds to a local LGBT organisation.
In a statement on the discriminatory HB2 law, she said: “I am very fortunate to have grown up in a home where I learned from an early age that everyone should be treated equally.”
To explain a little bit more about the discrimination at hand in North Carolina, the approved law removes anti-discrimination protections for transgender people, with a huge part of this being that individuals must use restrooms that match the gender on their birth certificate, rather than the one they choose to identify with.
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In an interview with People magazine, Selena opened up about her decision to do the concert. She said: “I went back and forth on whether I should cancel my concert in North Carolina. 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.”
As well as this, she assured her fans that the venue in which she is playing in has gender-neutral toilets as she wanted “everyone coming to [her] show to be welcomed.”
Earlier this year Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato decided to cancel the North Carolina date on their Future Now tour in protest of the HB2 law, and they’re not the only ones.
Many bands and artists such as Maroon 5, Pearl Jam and Bruce Springsteen have all cancelled performances in the southern state.