Selena Gomez will play in NC, donate proceeds to local LGBT group


NEWARK, NJ – JUNE 02: Singer Selena Gomez performs at The Prudential Center on June 2, 2016 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Brian Killian/Getty Images)

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Selena Gomez is the latest entertainer responding to North Carolina’s contentious transgender “bathroom bill.”

She’s going ahead with her June 7th concert in Charlotte, but donating some of the proceeds to a local LGBT organization.

The singer says she’s been reassured the venue has gender-neutral bathrooms.

“I want everyone coming to my show to be welcomed,” Gomez said.

Artists that have canceled shows in solidarity with the transgender community include Bruce Springsteen, Ringo Starr, Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato and Maroon 5.

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed House Bill 2 into law in March.

It bans people from using public bathrooms that do not correspond to their biological sex. It also restricts cities from passing non-discrimination laws more broadly.

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