Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato on Monday
announced the cancellation of two North Carolina shows on their joint
tour to protest a state law that targets the LGBT community.
“After much thought and deliberation,
Nick and I have decided to cancel our shows in Raleigh and
Charlotte,” Lovato said in a statement given to GLAAD. “We know
the cancellation of these shows is disappointing to our fans, but we
trust that you will stand united with us against this hateful law.”
“One of our goals for the Honda Civic
Tour: Future Now has always been to create an atmosphere where every
single attendee feels equal, included, and accepted for who they
are,” she added.
Jonas and Lovato were scheduled to
perform in Charlotte on June 30th and Raleigh on July 2nd.
North Carolina's law, House Bill 2,
prohibits cities from approving LGBT protections and bars students
attending public institutions from using the bathroom that does not
conform to their gender at birth.
Other artists who have canceled shows
over the law include Bruce