American singer/actress Selena Gomez will donate proceeds from her upcoming North Carolina concert to a local LGBT organization. According to the recent and controversial HB2 law passed in the state, transgender people can use bathrooms that correspond with their sex at birth.
Gomez will take her Revival Tour in North Carolina on 7 June. She said in a statement: "I am very fortunate to have grown up in a home where I learned from an early age that everyone should be treated equally. I went back and forth on whether I should cancel my concert in North Carolina and ultimately I think what is right for me is to move forward with my show and donate a portion of the proceeds to Equality North Carolina and their effort to defeat this act of discrimination."
"I've been reassured the venue I will be performing in has gender neutral bathrooms as I want everyone coming to my show to be welcomed. I feel like my generation is the most progressive one yet and believe there will be a day soon when laws like HB2 won't even be a consideration," she added.