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Bruce Springsteen Cancels Concert Because of Anti-LGBTQ Law

Bruce Springsteen Cancels Concert Because of Anti-LGBTQ Law

Bruce Springsteen has cancelled a North Carolina concert after an anti-LGBTQ law was passed in the state.

The 66-year-old rocker was set to play at Greensboro Coliseum Complex on Sunday (April 10) but after learning that the law would ban transgender people from using the bathroom that aligns with their gender identity in schools and government buildings, he took a stand.

Bruce took to his official website to explain his decision.

“As you, my fans, know I’m scheduled to play in Greensboro, North Carolina this Sunday. As we also know, North Carolina has just passed HB2, which the media are referring to as the “bathroom” law. HB2 – known officially as the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act – dictates which bathrooms transgender people are permitted to use. Just as important, the law also attacks the rights of LGBT citizens to sue when their human rights are violated in the workplace. No other group of North Carolinians faces such a burden. To my mind, it’s an attempt by people who cannot stand the progress our country has made in recognizing the human rights of all of our citizens to overturn that progress. Right now, there are many groups, businesses, and individuals in North Carolina working to oppose and overcome these negative developments. Taking all of this into account, I feel that this is a time for me and the band to show solidarity for those freedom fighters. As a result, and with deepest apologies to our dedicated fans in Greensboro, we have canceled our show scheduled for Sunday, April 10th. Some things are more important than a rock show and this fight against prejudice and bigotry – which is happening as I write – is one of them. It is the strongest means I have for raising my voice in opposition to those who continue to push us backwards instead of forwards,” he wrote.

Fans who planned to attend the show can get their tickets refunded at their point of purchase.

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  • George Costanza

    Terrible. If Bruce thinks screwing his fans makes him some sort of hero he’s wrong.

  • Dawne

    No. You are wrong. There are matters of social importance like equality for all people no matter how different they may be from you…………….that are far more important than a rock concert. I suggest you may be one of the bigots who pushed for this law.

  • SFGal2015

    WOW!!!! Talk about “closet case” ~ who cares, everyone already knew he was closet case gay!

  • SFGal2015

    WOW!!!! Talk about “closet case” ~ who cares, everyone already knew he was closet case gay!

  • Arx

    The boss! It hilarious seeing bigoted conservatives turn on Bruce. Seriously, they turn on anyone who doesn’t believe in the same ideals as they do.

  • Will

    Women and children have rights as well as a bunch a men in dresses with dicks I am so sick of fake men being put before women and kids who don’t want penises in their washrooms and change rooms.

  • cutitout

    Go Bruce! This law is totally unnecessary. First of all, Most rest rooms are hidden in the backs of places and around several corners, they are not policed and there is generally nothing stopping a MAN DRESSED AS A MAN from going into a women’s rest room and doing whatever he wants. Second, Trans men and women have been using the facilities for ages and the only ones who have ever been in danger was them, in a world where trans individuals are regularly targeted and victims of violent assaults and rapes. And finally, the backwards bigotted idiots who thinks this is a good idea are too dim to even be able to pick out trans individuals in most cases seeing how good surgery is getting nowadays. Hell, by the time they ran out to get security or call the po,lice to report someone they will probably be long gone after going in and doing their business like normal people because thats all they want to do. This was never really an issue before, this law basically invented a problem.

  • cutitout

    well this law basical ensures that there will now be penises in the ladies rooms as well as vaginas in the men’s rooms because there are post op trans people who have undergone gender reassignment surgery. So even with the law, its likely that your precious wives and daughter are even more likely to get a shlong in the face, surgically created of course but its still a shlong. Trans people will probably make a point to use the locker rooms they have now been assigned to an go out of their way to show EVERYTHING to prove a point.

  • Preakness

    Both the religious fiction zealots and the sufferers of the psychosis of so-called “homosexuality” and related mental afflictions will be the victims of, as they say, “kill it with fire”. Only it won’t be the fire of God and Satan, or of “gay God and Satan”, but it will be the far hotter and real fire of Science, The Operating System And The Language Of America. As in the end, “it’s never, ever good to fool Mother Nature”, and that’s a fact you can’t cancel but you sure can Rock And Roll to!! 8O

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  • Sabrina

    Great, go Bruce! Love him!

  • suzybel

    That’s going to lose him some fans.