Beyonce on Tuesday called on fans to
support the effort to overturn a North Carolina law that targets the
Beyonce put out a statement on her
website denouncing the law – which blocks cities from enacting LGBT
protections and prohibits transgender people from using the bathroom
of their choice in public buildings – as her Formation World Tour
rolled into Raleigh.
“North Carolina has been drawing the
attention of the masses for new legislation that blocks cities and
local governments from passing anti-discrimination measures that
could protect gay and transgender people,” she said. “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.”
Beyonce goes on to praise the work of
Equality North Carolina, which is working to repeal the law.
“Learn more about how you can support
Equality NC by donating, volunteering, becoming an ambassador,
attending an event or simply spreading the word,” she wrote.
Equality NC also tweeted a photo of
Beyonce modeling one of their shirts, which reads “Y'all Means All.”
Artists such as Bruce Springsteen,
Pearl Jam, Ringo Starr, Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato have canceled
shows in North Carolina in protest of the law.