By Amanda Wicks
Beyoncé spoke out against North Carolina’s discriminatory House Bill 2 on her website. The comments follow her Formation World Tour stop in Raleigh last night (May 3), and clarify her stance on the matter by pointing followers towards a North Carolina organization dedicated to promoting equality.
HB 2 targets the transgender community by making it illegal for anyone to use a bathroom that does not reflect their biological sex. Rather than cancel her concert as Bruce Springsteen and Pearl Jam have done, Beyoncé used the event to raise attention as part of her #BeyGood movement. A statement on her website reads, “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.”
The statement encourages followers to learn more about Equality NC and how they can participate or donate. Equality NC, the statement explains, is “a local organization dedicated to securing equal rights and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) North Carolinians.”
Beyoncé also posted a photo of her wearing an Equality NC t-shirt, which boasts the slogan “Y’all Means All,” alongside a shot from her Raleigh show.
It’s one way Beyoncé is calling for everyone to get in formation.