Beyoncé’s Formation World Tour stopped in Raleigh, North Carolina on May 3, and she made sure to address the anti-LGBT madness currently plaguing the state. If you’re unfamiliar, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory approved a bill earlier this year prohibiting cities from enforcing non-discrimination laws. Because of this bill, transgender people have to use the bathroom that corresponds with their assigned-at-birth gender, not their current identity.
This is not cool with the Queen–who has a legion of LGBT fans–and she made this clear on her website Tuesday (May 3). Bey posted a message highlighting ways North Carolina fans can get woke about this issue and bring about change. She specifically shouts out Equality NC, a local organization “dedicated to securing equal rights and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) North Carolinians.” Check out an excerpt of the message below, and read the full one on her website:
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 mobilize 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.
Such a casual equal rights/lemon goddess. We knew we could always count on B!
In other Bey news, we tried a few items from her Ivy Park collection and loved them! Get the details in the video below.