Blue Man Group Cancels Performances In North Carolina Over HB2 – #NoCarolina

Blue Man Group Cancels NC Performaces

The Blue Man Group is the latest musical act to cancel shows in North Carolina after the state’s passage of a law limiting anti-discrimination protections for the LGBT community.

The group was scheduled to perform June 17 through June 19 in Charlotte but issued a statement Friday that it was canceling the shows.

Via the groups Facebook page

At the heart of every Blue Man Group performance is a joyful celebration of all human kind including our commonalities and our differences. We value every individual’s right to live a dignified, vibrant life in full color. As such, we are joining the growing list of entertainment professionals in protest of North Carolina’s HB2 law by canceling our upcoming tour performances in Charlotte.

We regret any disappointment this may cause our fans, but look forward to performing for you in the future

Refund information can be found here: http://blu.mn/ncblumnc

Jeffrey Scot  a gay North Carolinian applauds the groups decision and supports the boycott of the state while HB2 is on the books: As an LGBT person and a resident of Charlotte, NC, I must say THANK YOU for your willingness to stand up for what is right. Of course I wish such actions were not necessary, and I regret the cancelled shows; however, I eagerly look forward to the day when you can perform in North Carolina again after HB2 has been undone. Bigotry must not be allowed to stand! Thank you for being your awesome selves and for showing your support as we continue to fight against malicious, state supported, homophobia and transphobia. *you guys rock*”

 

Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, writer, blogger and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Advocate, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, Raw Story, and The Huffington Post

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