The Boss just cancelled a show in protest against the North Carolina law restricting transgender people’s rights.
Bruce Springsteen is giving us yet another reason to believe he’s an excellent human being — the ‘Born To Run’ singer is proving to be a strong LGBTQ+ ally. In the midst of ‘The River’ tour with the E Street Band, the legendary rocker shows us his politics are on point.
“Some things are more important than a rock show and this fight against prejudice and bigotry — which is happening as I write — is one of them,” Springsteen posted to his website. After explaining the new state’s bathroom law aka HB2 — and how it attacks the rights of LGBT citizens and violates human rights — he announces the cancellation of his Sunday concert. “It is the strongest means I have for raising my voice in opposition to those who continue to push us backwards instead of forwards.”
It was on March 23 that the new restrictive law was passed, forcing trans folks to only use the washrooms of the genders they were born into. This, of course, goes against a trans person’s identity and their rights. The ‘Streets of Philadelphia’ performer is standing in solidarity with those fighting against this issue.
Throughout his career, Springsteen has proved to be a solid dude. Don’t forget that the talented rocker is releasing his autobiography on Sept. 27. His support of the LGBTQ+ community should be yet another reason to purchase the book.
Baby, he was born to love.