The Lumineers have officially taken a stance on the transgender bathroom debate in North Carolina!
According to the band, they’ll offer gender-neutral bathrooms at their upcoming concert in North Carolina on September. The group will also donate all the proceeds of their show to charity.
The move is a big contrast to other groups that have cancelled shows in the state in opposition to the HB2 law which outlines what bathroom transgender people can use in public.
In a note posted to the band’s website, they stated:
“We believe that music is a language that connects people globally rather than a medium for close-mindedness. We all thrive in communities where we can feel safe and welcome. As a band we are against discrimination of any kind and strive to create community everywhere we go. Moreover, we have (and love!) our broad and diverse fan base, touring family, staff and circle of friends ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ and we want all of them to feel safe and welcome at our shows. It is for these reasons that we are doing the following on SEPT 15:
1 ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ All of the profits from our performance at Koka Booth Amphitheater will be donated to EQUALITY NC and The HRC
2 ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ We will provide gender neutral bathrooms at the Amphitheater.
3 ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ EqualityNC and The HRC will be on site collecting donations and passing out information on what you can do to help fight this discriminatory bill.
4 ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ A specialty T shirt will be on sale ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ the proceeds of which will go to Equality NC and The HRC.”
In addition, all fans that donate $50 dollars or more will be eligible for a Soundcheck party and Meet and Greet that evening before the show. So exciting!
You can read the Lumineers’s full message HERE.