Against Me! And Cyndi Lauper Are Protesting North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT Laws In A Different Way

Contributing Writer
04.14.16

From all walks of life, people are protesting North Carolina’s controversial ‘bathroom bill’ in their own ways. Some North Carolinians are expertly trolling the governor by calling his office when they use the bathroom, Bruce Springsteen outright cancelled his upcoming concert in the state in protest, and now Cyndi Lauper and Against Me! are showing a third way.

While the ’80s pop star has no plans to cancel her Raleigh tour stop, she told TMZ that she’s donating all of the proceeds to the LGBT-advocating non-profit Equality North Carolina. She also plans to call for the repeal of the law known by its bill number, HB2, while on stage.

“I think the best way I can do my part is to turn my show into an entire day to build public support to repeal HB2,” she said.

While Lauper said she had no issue with other musicians boycotting the state, she feels that she needs to show up to support her LGBT fans in the state.

“I would play in North Carolina. I think that people need us there,” Lauper said in a clip from TMZ. “Wherever there’s a shut-out, wherever people don’t accept other people, the other people need you.”

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