B-52 is The latest artist to call for anti-LGBTQ bills like the drag ban in Tennessee and legislation aimed at transgender health care.
“We, The B-52’s, are deeply concerned about the many new bills that promote transgender people and discrimination against transgender people and drag artists. which has been introduced in the United States,” the band wrote on Twitter on Wednesday.
“We strongly condemn these laws and stand in solidarity with our LGBTQ+ community. It is unacceptable that in the 21st century we are witnessing such blatant attempts to undermine the rights of individuals based on their gender identity and sexual orientation. sex These bills not only violate the fundamental human rights of those affected. It also exposes a toxic culture of hate and intolerance that doesn’t exist in our society.”
Nashville-based Paramore’s Hayley Williams wrote of the previous Tennessee law aimed at the LGBTQ+ community: We stand in solidarity with LGBTQIA+ families and local LGBTQIA+ organizations in this fight. Not only to include our friends and family in the gay community. but also for accepting and empowering each of them. Dragging is not a crime. Gender-accepting health care for all, including our youth, is essential.”
The Bonnaroo music festival, based in Manchester, Tennessee, similarly promises to remain a “A safe haven for people of all genders and ages,” despite the recently passed law. “Rest assured, The Farm will remain a sanctuary for those freedoms and the Bonnaroovian will not see any change in the program or celebration of the festival expression,” organizers said.
“This is how Hitler started. Cindy Lauper once said of the Republican-backed bill that sprung up in red states across the country. “Equality for all Or no one is really equal.”
RuPaul is perhaps America’s most well-known drag performer. Similarly criticized Republican lawmakers. Calling the focus on the LGBTQ+ community a “distracting technique,” (it) distracts us from the real issues they voted for in office to focus on – jobs, healthcare, healthcare. Keeping our kids safe from harm at their own school,” RuPaul said on social media.
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“Bulls don’t have real problem-solving abilities,” RuPaul continues while calling the drag queen “a bully.” “Marines of the Foreign Movement”
“They look for easy targets. to make them feel effective They think our love, light, laughter, and happiness are signs of weakness. But they were wrong. Because that is our strength.”