CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Billboard Magazine reports:

Cyndi Lauper and The B-52s have joined a rising chorus of voices speaking out against new laws being passed by Republicans targeting the trans community and seeking to ban drag artists. “Equality for everybody, or nobody’s really equal,” longtime LGBTQ ally Lauper said.

“This is how Hitler started. Just weeding everybody out.” Hitler’s Nazi Germany tagged gay people as “enemies of the state” and many were jailed or killed in concentration camps and Lauper said it’s imperative that we keep “fighting for civil rights.”

The B-52’s — also longtime advocates for LBGTQ causes — wrote, “We, The B-52’s, are deeply concerned about the numerous new bills that promote transphobia and discrimination against transgender individuals and drag artists. We strongly denounce these bills and stand in solidarity with out LGBTQ+ community.”

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