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LGBT rights, Bruce Springsteen calls off a concert in North Carolina
Bruce Springsteen called off the concert scheduled for Sunday in North Carolina to protest against the laws that discriminate against the LGBT community.
Bruce Springsteen announced in a statement released online that he decided to cancel the date of his tour in the United States scheduled for next Sunday in Greensboro, North Carolina.
He made this decision to protest against the recent law – named “bathroom law” – under which public bathrooms are to be used based on biological sex.
The law, according to Springsteen, discriminates against transsexuals and subverts the citizens’ rights.
The statement reads:
To my mind, it’s an attempt by people who cannot stand the progress our country has made in recognizing the human rights of all of our citizens to overturn that progress. Right now, there are many groups, businesses, and individuals in North Carolina working to oppose and overcome these negative developments. Taking all of this into account, I feel that this is a time for me and the band to show solidarity for those freedom fighters. As a result, and with deepest apologies to our dedicated fans in Greensboro, we have canceled our show scheduled for Sunday, April 10th. Some things are more important than a rock show and this fight against prejudice and bigotry is one of them.
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