Adding to a growing number of artists to weigh in on North Carolina's controversial House Bill 2, pop singer Beyoncé posted a statement on her website denouncing the law. The statement highlights the work of gay rights group Equality NC and suggests ways of helping the group. The singer made a stop in Raleigh on Tuesday. Speculation had swirled as to whether she would cancel the show or make some kind of statement.
Here's an excerpt from the statement, which you can read in full here:
"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.
Among the many organizations doing the good work to get this bill overturned, there is Equality NC, a local organization dedicated to securing equal rights and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) North Carolinians."