Beyonce Denounces Anti-LGBT Law in North Carolina

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Beyonce has more important things to worry about right now than the identity of Becky with the Good Hair.

Queen Bey in Concert

While fans delve into the singer's personal life and wonder whether or not Jay Z cheated on his wife and with whom, Beyonce made a tour stop this week in North Carolina.

Unlike other artists who have canceled shows there in light of that state passing what many consider to be anti-LGBT legislation, Beyonce used her concert as an opportunity to speak out against the new law.

Back in March, Governor Pat McCrory signed a bill that prohibits cities from passing non-discriminations laws to protect homosexual and forces transgender people to use public restrooms that match up with the gender they were assigned at birth... as opposed to the gender with which they now identify.

Over the last few weeks, Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas, Bruce Springsteen and Pearl Jam have all called off shows in protest of the discriminatory law.

However, Beyonce’s Formation World Tour pulled in to Raleigh for a show at Carter–Finley Stadium Tuesday night.

And the superstar made a point to voice her support for equality on her website in conjunction with the appearance.

“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,” she wrote.

Queen Bey then referenced the organization Equality NC for the work the group has been doing in the name of justice and continued:

"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.

"[These issues include] marriage equality, parental rights, inclusive anti-bullying policies, employment discrimination, hate violence, privacy rights, sexuality education, adoption, domestic partnerships, and HIV/AIDS."

We can't blame other singers for simply boycotting the state until it changes its law.

But that is partly punishing citizens who have nothing to do with the law.

So we also applaud Beyonce for drawing attention to such an important issue via a straightforward, inspiring set of statements.

Chris Sgro, executive director Equality NC, said the following to the The Charlotte Observer:

We are "grateful and extremely humbled by the outpouring of support against this deeply discriminatory law. Beyoncé’s support is another voice in the chorus for equality ...

"Beyonce bringing attention to the fight for equality is a good step in that direction."

The fact that she can do this while also selling records and bringing attention to her husband's alleged infidelity in a creative manner is what makes Beyonce Beyonce.

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