Following Beyonce’s stormy concert in North Carolina on the Formation World Tour Tuesday night (May 3), the singer is bringing awareness to the state’s current legislation affecting the LGBTQ community.
“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,” reads the post on her official site. In her statement, Beyonce calls out North Carolina lawmakers behind the so-called “Bathroom Bill” for not “accepting the progression in LGBT rights.”
Bey also shines a light on a local organization, Equality NC, which aims to secure “equal rights and justice” for the LGBTQ community. She praises them for “doing the good work to get this bill overturned.”
“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.” She also urges her followers to donate, volunteer and spread the word.
The music icon recently released her sixth No. 1 studio effort and visual album Lemonade last month. Billboard has also reached out to her rep for additional comment.