Bryan Adams Cancels Gig to Support LGBT Fans
Bryan Adams has cancelled a show in Mississippi in demonstration of the state’s ‘Religious Liberty’ bill.
AdamsNevertheless, in a report shared on his social media pages, Bryan revealed that he made the choice to cancel the concert since he totally disagrees with the 1523 bill — which permits business, religiously-affiliated organizations and individuals the possibility to refuse assistance to lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) people, single mothers or anybody who offends their “sincerely held religious belief”.
The law, which has been approved last week and will become effective starting in July, has been identified as the most severe anti-LGBT law ever passed in America.
“Mississippi has approved anti-LGBT ‘Religious Liberty’ bill 1523. I consider it incomprehensible that LGBT people are being discriminated. I am not able in good mind perform in a State where particular people are being refused their civil rights just because their sexual orientation. For that reason I’m stopping my 14 April concert at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum,”Bryan Adams shared.
Bryan went on with his post to clarify he is hoping his choice will help attract notice to the state’s “highly discriminatory” law.
“Making use of my voice I remain in solidarity with all my LGBT fans to stand against this highly discriminatory bill. I hope Mississippi will change it and I can come back and sing for all of my many fans. I look forward to that day.”
Originally published at muzwave.com on April 13, 2016.