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NBA Pulls All-Star Game From North Carolina Over Anti-LGBT Legislation!

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Way to go, NBA!

The NBA has had enough of North Carolina's anti-LGBT bullsh*t!

On Thursday, the Association announced that it will NOT be hosting the 2017 All-Star Game at Charlotte's Time Warner Cable Arena because of the state's controversial bathroom bill.

Related: Nick Jonas & Demi Lovato Cancel Their NC Concert!

This comes less than a week after NC's lawmakers had a chance to change up HB2 — which notably forces transgender individuals to use the bathrooms associated with their biological sex, rather than the gender with which they identify — but instead left the law intact.

And now, Commissioner Adam Silver has had enough.

In a new statement, the NBA explained that they can't wait any longer for the awful legislation to change, saying:

"The NBA has decided to relocate the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte with the hope of rescheduling for 2019. Since March, when North Carolina enacted HB2 and the issue of legal protections for the LGBT community in Charlotte became prominent, the NBA and the Charlotte Hornets have been working diligently to foster constructive dialogue and try to effect positive change. We have been guided in these discussions by the long-standing core values of our league. These include not only diversity, inclusion, fairness and respect for others but also the willingness to listen and consider opposing points of view."

The basketball league also explained that the discriminatory bill does not uphold the NBA's values:

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Selena Gomez Is Donating The Proceeds From Her North Carolina Concert To A Local LGBT Group!

Selena is amazing!

Selena Gomez is gonna kill em with kindness!

And while her former BFF Demi Lovato decided to cancel her NC concert with Nick Jonas to protest House Bill 2the bill that forces transgender individuals to use the bathrooms that correspond to their biological sex — the 23-year-old is fighting for LGBT rights a little bit differently.

Related: Selena Spends Quality Time With THIS Soccer Star!

Miz Gomez will still perform on June 7 at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina, but will donate the proceeds from her Revival Tour stop to a local LGBT group.

The pop princess gave Billboard a statement about the show, saying:

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Elton John Goes In On North Carolina For Their Discriminatory & Dangerous 'Brand Of Ignorance' Over House Bill 2!

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Preach it, E!

Elton John is arguably the most famous gay musician in the world, so it's about time for him to officially speak out against Gov. Pat McCrory and his beyond bigoted House Bill 2.

Luckily, the 69-year-old AIDS ambassador did just that in an open letter to North Carolina through The Hill on Tuesday where he not only defended his LGBT peers, but also offered suggestions on how to move forward!

Video: Attorney General Loretta Lynch Comes Out Against North Carolina

In his essay, the Can You Feel the Love Tonight singer first pointed out how discriminatory and dangerous the laws truly are, saying:

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North Carolina Governor Files Lawsuit Against Federal Government Hours Before Anti-LGBT Law Deadline!

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This man needs to get impeached, like now!

Gov. Pat McCrory was already slated to go down in history as one of the biggest opponents to modern civil rights, but he pretty much solidified that fact on Monday.

That's because the North Carolina governor just filed a lawsuit against the federal government hours before his deadline to repeal his bigoted House Bill 2!

Related: Nick Jonas Explains Tough Decision To Cancel Shows In NC

Apparently, the Republican politician still doesn't understand why his "common sense" law is discriminatory and now wants the White House to officially rule one way or the other.

Before filing the lawsuit Monday morning, Pat made his intentions clear on FOX News Sunday, saying:

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Cyndi Lauper Explains Why She's Performing In North Carolina Despite Anti-LGBT Laws — Does She Have A Point??

Trans people just wanna have access to the bathroom. They just wanna.

Cyndi Lauper is without a doubt one of the most influential gay icons of the 1980s, which is why some fans questioned her decision to not cancel her shows in North Carolina despite the state's anti-transgender bathroom laws.

The pink lady already explained that she was going to donate all proceeds from her concerts to local LGBT-friendly charities, and now she's speaking out again!

Related: North Carolina Loses HUNDREDS Of Jobs Over Anti-LGBT Bill!

Cyndi stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers on Thursday to share her take on the controversy, and she actually made some really good points!

For one thing, she believes it's more supportive to physically be in North Carolina and to rally against resident bigot Gov. Pat McCrory than to voice your concerns from the sidelines.

In fact, the True Colors singer even shared a touching story about how deciding to play shows in Florida when Trayvon Martin was murdered actually helped the community!

We still think musicians cancelling their gigs sends a strong message, but we're glad artists like Cyndi are willing to slum it down South for the betterment of our transgender peers!

Ch-ch-check out Cyndi's politically charged Late Night appearance (above)!!!

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Justice Department Rules North Carolina's Controversial Anti-LGBT Law Violates Civil Rights — Get The Scoop!

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As we're sure you're aware, back at the end of March, North Carolina's Governor Pat McCrory signed House Bill 2, which states that cities in the state can no longer create their own laws regarding banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. BLEH!

Thankfully, despite amending the bill after some backlash, celebs like Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato, and even President Barack Obama have all SLAMMED the HB2.

Related: Donald Trump Micropenis Artist Was Punched In The Face By A Trump Supporter!

Well now it looks like there's been a pretty big win for people who aren't bigots as the U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday that

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North Carolina Has No Future Now With Nick Jonas & Demi Lovato! They Cancelled Their Tour Stops Because Of That Anti-LGBTQ Law!

Way to go, you two!

Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato have decided to cancel their upcoming tour stops in North Carolina.

The pop powerhouses were supposed to play shows in both Raleigh and Charlotte, but have decided to pull the plug on those performances because of the state's anti-LGBTQ legislation.

About a month ago, Governor Pat McCrory signed House Bill 2, which states that local cities and towns can no longer create their own rules banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

Related: Pearl Jam Also Cancelled A Concert In North Carolina!

HB2 also says that transgender individuals must use the bathrooms that match the "biological sex" on their birth certificates in public schools, government agencies, and public college campuses.

In light of this terrible piece of legislation, the musicians announced on Monday that their Honda Civic Tour: Future Now will not be stopping in NC, sharing their joint statement on Instagram.

Ch-ch-check it out (below):

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