Selena Gomez is not canceling her 7 June concert in North Carolina. Via Gay Star News:
‘I am fortunate to have grown up in a home where I learned from an early age that everyone should be treated equally,’ the pop star said in a statement, according to Us Weekly.
‘I went back and forth on whether I should cancel my concert in North Carolina and ultimately I think what is right for me is to move forward with my show and donate a portion of the proceeds to Equality North Carolina and their effort to defeat this act of discrimination,’ she continued.
The Tar Heel State has been in the middle of a political firestorm ever Governor Pat McCrory signed HB2. The law removes local legal protections for LGBTI people and prohibits transgender citizens from using public facilities that correspond to their gender identity.
The federal government and state have gone to the courts to determine if the directive violates civil rights regulations.
Gomez also promised she and her team will advertise anti-HB2 positions the night of her show.