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Beyoncé Speaks Out Against North Carolina's Anti-Trans Law

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Beyoncé is using her massive platform to support activism on behalf of the trans community.

After performing in Raleign, North Carolina on Tuesday, she's speaking out against the state's House Bill 2, which prohibits transgender people from using bathrooms and locker rooms that do not match their biological sex as listed on their birth certificate.

The bill also bans cities in North Carolina from setting their own anti-discrimination ordinances beyond those of the state.



On her website she says, "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 points to the work of Equality NC a local organization that is working to overturn the bill.

"...Equality NC tirelessly lobbies the North Carolina General Assembly, executive branch, and local governments, broadcast LGBT news, stories and content, and mobilize our communities on issues that matter, including marriage equality, parental rights, inclusive anti-bullying policies, employment discrimination, hate violence, privacy rights, sexuality education, adoption, domestic partnerships, and HIV/AIDS," says the website.

Read Beyoncé's full statement here.

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