April 13, 2016 at 11:50 am EDT | by Mariah Cooper
Cyndi Lauper won’t boycott North Carolina over anti-LGBT laws
Cyndi Lauper, gay news, Washington Blade

Cyndi Lauper (Photo by Chapman Baehler, courtesy FlyLife)

Cyndi Lauper is standing in solidarity with the LGBT community by choosing not to boycott the state.

“I would play in North Carolina. I think that people would need us there. Wherever there’s a shut out, wherever people don’t accept other people, the other people need you,” Lauper told TMZ.

Although fellow musician Bruce Springsteen chose to cancel his April 1 concert in protest of North Carolina’s HB2 law not every performer is avoiding the state altogether.

Joel McHale chose to perform in the state last week and donated proceeds to the LGBTQ Center in North Carolina.

  • Sad that you made that choice, Cyndi. Losing money is the only thing that makes these hateful laws in places like NC get changed. I know you are a great ally, but it is so sad that to think you would go there and contribute to the economy of a state that is so horribly and outrageously anti-lgbt. Hope you reconsider.

  • She is wrong and showing she is out of touch. Boycotting is THE only way to make change in these situations. Hello? Cyndi? Do your homework, These boycotts make a difference!

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