Mumford & Sons will support the LGBT community by donating proceeds from the band’s Thursday night concert in North Carolina to a local LGBT charity.
The gesture is in response to North Carolina’s HB2 law. Mumford & Sons posted on their Facebook page why they decided to donate.
“As a band that relishes welcoming everyone to our shows and promoting tolerance, we do want to take a stand with the people of North Carolina who this week are shouting loudly against intolerance, fear and discrimination,” the band writes.
“Over the years we’ve looked for ways to contribute to the vitality of local communities and, in that spirit, we’re now creating a charitable fund to support those who have made it their mission to pursue love and justice. We will be donating all of our profits from this show to this new fund. And we will start by making a donation from it to a local LGBTQ organization,” the band continues.
Mumford & Sons isn’t the only band using their concert time in North Carolina for good. BuzzFeed reports Against Me! lead singer Laura Jane Grace says her band will still play their May 15th show in the state as a “form of protest.”