Another entertainer has stood up for what is right and has come out in opposition to the discriminatory state laws in Mississippi and North Carolina. Billy Ray Cyrus, famous father of Miley Cyrus and singer/songwriter/actor, recently posted on Facebook:
“I would feel negligent to not speak up. In light of my good friend, Bryan Adams, taking a stand and my daughter having been on the ground floor of this movement, this issue is very important to me. As a friend and dad… I’ve witnessed this fight from the very beginning. I think everyone should be treated equal. We’ve come too far; we can’t mess this up.”
This followed the recent concert cancellation in Mississippi by Canadian musician Bryan Adams. In cancelling his show, Adams explained that:
“I find it incomprehensible that LGBT citizens are being discriminated against in the state of Mississippi… I cannot in good conscience perform in a State where certain people are being denied their civil rights due to their sexual orientation. … Using my voice, I stand in solidarity with all my LGBT friends to repeal this extremely discriminatory bill. Hopefully Mississippi will right itself and I can come back and perform for all of my many fans. I look forward to that day.”
Cyrus and Adams join Bruce Springsteen as some of the recent musicians who have spoken out against the anti-LGBT laws. Hopefully there will be even more!