Harvey Fierstein released the following statement via Playbill:
So, you don’t like transgender people? Have the balls to honestly say it. Today’s bathroom controversy is fueled by the same bigots that sought to ban gay and lesbian teachers forty years ago. All these years later they’re still hiding behind the claim that they’re only protecting their children. These discussions are great opportunities to educate and strengthen the bonds that make us all one human family. But when I see discussions on social media proposing a men’s room for adult males, a ladies’ room for adult females, a little girls’ room for little girls, a little boy’s room for little boys and then another pair of bathrooms for little boys with a parent and little girls with a parent… Well, it’s time to take a step back and laugh at our own absurdity. This video is a reminder that sometimes we go to the bathroom just to pee.
Tomorrow, Cyndi Lauper plays Raleigh. The proceeds from the concert will be donated to EqualityNC, who are leading the effort to overturn HB2. Her rider also demanded a gender neutral bathroom on the premises of the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts.