Selena Gomez has announced she will be playing in North Carolina but some of the ticket proceeds will be donated to local LGBT groups in the state. Global artists including U2, Bruce Springsteen and Maroon 5 have banded together to boycott playing in the state because of the anti LGBT laws that have been recently introduced.
“I am very fortunate to have grown up in a home where I learned from an early age that everyone should be treated equally. 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. I’ve been reassured the venue I will be performing in has gender neutral bathrooms as I want everyone coming to my show to be welcomed. I feel like my generation is the most progressive one yet and believe there will be a day soon when laws like HB2 won’t even be a consideration,” Gomez says.
By the way, it is not the first time former Disney star openly supports LGBT. Some time ago she was even banned to perform in Russia. Some proceeds from all of the tickets sold for Gomez’s tour will be donated to the Alliance for Lupus Research.