- Associated Press - Thursday, April 14, 2016

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Ani DiFranco and Cyndi Lauper are the latest musicians to protest a North Carolina state law that limits anti-discrimination protections for the LGBT community.

DiFranco said in a statement Thursday that she canceled her appearance at Festival for the Eno music festival in Durham on July 4, because of the legislation she described as a “direct attack on the rights of the LGBT community.”

Bruce Springsteen and Ringo Starr also canceled shows to protest North Carolina’s law.

Lauper said in a statement Wednesday that she would be donating all proceeds from her June 4 show in Raleigh to Equality North Carolina.

Likewise, comedian Louis C.K. said in an email to fans that he would also donate profits from Asheville shows to the advocacy group.


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