However Will North Carolinians Survive?

However Will North Carolinians Survive?

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Blue Man Group is the latest musical act to cancel shows in North Carolina after the state’s passage of a law limiting anti-discrimination protections for the LGBT community.


The group was scheduled to perform June 17 through June 19 in Charlotte but issued a statement Friday that it was canceling the shows.

The statement said the group values “every individual’s right to live a dignified, vibrant life in full color. As such, we are joining the growing list of entertainment professionals in protest of North Carolina’s HB2 law.

Other artists who have cancelled North Carolina appearances in the wake of the law’s passage include:

Bruce Springsteen

Ringo Starr

Ani DiFranco

Pearl Jam


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4 comments on “However Will North Carolinians Survive?

    • Three Names You Need to Know if You’re Against the North Carolina Bathroom Bill


      In the story by Kaeley Triller at The Federalist she mentions three names that the media isn’t talking about in regards to the bathroom bill. I did some quick searches and here’s what I found:

      NBC Los Angeles 2013:

      Charges were filed Tuesday against a man who wore a wig and women’s clothing to disguise himself as he allegedly used a concealed camera to record “hours” of video of women in a Los Angeles-area department store restroom.

      Jason Pomare, 33, of Palmdale, was arrested Saturday after customers contacted security officers at a Macy’s store to report a man in the women’s restroom. The security officers contacted a deputy, who was on patrol at the Antelope Valley Mall (map) when he saw a man matching the subject’s description leave the store. 2010 –

      A 51-year-old man wearing women’s clothing was arrested for allegedly undressing in front of children at Walmart.

      Police say Norwood Smith Burnes, 51, of Rome, has a long record of indecent exposure and was on probation for public indecency when the latest incident occurred in the women’s bathroom at Walmart in Calhoun, the Rome News-Tribune reported.

      Burnes was in “stages of undress while on the stone floor and would do this in the presence of several young children,” witnesses told police. When police arrived, they found Burnes wearing a short skirt and jacket, black leather coat, high heels, red nail polish, green eye shadow and jewelry.

      Sky Valley Chronicle 2012:

      A young man wearing a bra and wig was arrested Friday after he was seen in a women’s bathroom at Everett Community College.

      Police responded to calls about 1:30 p.m. after a college employee saw the 18-year old go into the women’s rest room.

      Officers learned the man had gone into the rest room while two women were inside, although they did not know he was in the restroom.

      The man, identified as Taylor J. Buehler, 18, of Lake Stevens, was placed under arrest. Officers found he was wearing a wig and a bra and had a pair of woman’s panties in his front pocket.

      Officers said he eventually told them he was the suspect in an earlier voyeurism incident at Everett Community College on Monday. In that incident, he said he took a shower in the girls’ locker room for sexual gratification, according to police.

      Here’s the thing that nobody wants to talk about when it comes to the North Carolina bill. If you allow men into womens’ bathrooms then you’re going to get perverts using that law to gain access to women.

      But still the media ignores this part. They never want to talk about the consequences of their wanted legislation, just their intentions.


    I must have overslept! Those guys need some oxygen!

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