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Selena Gomez aims to ‘defeat discrimination’ with concert

Sunday, Jun 5, 2016,10:51 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Los Angeles | Singer-actress Selena Gomez has chosen to move forward with her North Carolina concert despite the state’s controversial anti-LGBT law. Several performers, including Gomez’s friends Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas, have decided not to put on shows in the state to protest the House Bill 2 Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act, reported People magazine.

The legislation, also known as ‘HB2′ or the ‘bathroom bill’, was signed into law by politicians earlier this year (16), forcing all transgender people to use gender-specific public restrooms. I am very fortunate to have grown up in a home where I learned from an early age that everyone should be treated equally, she said.

I went back and forth on whether I should cancel my concert in North Carolina and ultimately I think what is right for me is to move forward with my show and donate a portion of the proceeds to Equality North Carolina and their effort to defeat this act of discrimination.

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