New North Carolina law requires people to use the public
restroom for the gender listed on their birth certificate even though they now
identify with the opposite gender.
again the arts have proved to be first responders to social injustice
North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has issued an executive
order regarding the state’s new anti-LGBT law. The law bars transgender
people from using the bathroom that corresponds to their gender identity, and
eliminates local ordinances against anti-LGBT discrimination.
SOLEIL WILL NOT PERFORM IN NORTH CAROLINA
– April 15, 2016 – Cirque du Soleil strongly believes in diversity and equality
for every individual and is opposed to discrimination in any form. The new HB2
legislation passed in North Carolina is an important regression to ensuring
human rights for all
of many artists refusing to go there:
“The American Theatre Critics Association”: An
inclusive organization committed to diversity. Local and state laws that we
regard as discriminatory shall be considered when planning and executing all
association programs, activities and meetings. The association reserves the
right not to enter into agreements or contracts where it perceives such laws
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Plus Major Artists protest against “bathroom
Springsteen, Jimmy Buffet, Cyndi Lauper, Ringo Starr, Michael Moore,
Rights holders join Stephen Schwartz, Cirque du Soleil and others.
Laura Jane Grace, leader of punk band Against Me!, announced she’d be performing in North Carolina as “an act
Warhol Museum Director
Protests North Carolina Restroom Law
from across the world:
Porn giant joins protest against North Carolina transgender law
XHamster.com is showing users in the Tar Heel state blank screens
instead of the usual fare of videos and photos.
Gov. Pat McCrory: "You know, after listening to
people’s feedback during the past several weeks on this issue, I have come to
the conclusion that there is a great deal of misinformation, misinterpretation,
confusion, passion and, frankly, selective outrage and hypocrisy, especially
against the great state of North Carolina. But based on this feedback, I am
taking action to affirm the state’s commitment to privacy and equality."
That the law
even was conceived and announced is scary!!!
But it’s not
North Carolina's 'bathroom law'
could go on the ballot in November
Apr. 27, 2016
North Carolina state Sen. Tom Apodaca (R), the state
Senate Rules chairman, said on Tuesday that he's considering placing the
bathroom provision in the new anti-LGBT law on the ballot in November.
it were up to me, I'd just put it out to a vote of the people. Let them decide
what they want to do...Let's put it on the ballot and get it over with once and
for all. If the majority wants this, fine. If they don't, fine."
Associated people protest outside the North
Carolina Executive Mansion in Raleigh, N.C.