May 17, 2016

By Michael Kramer

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Renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman has cancelled a performance in North Carolina – in protest.
Violinist Itzhak Perlman reacts to the crowd after playing the national anthem before the start of the Brooklyn Nets game against the Orlando Magic in an NBA basketball game at the Barclays Center, Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Perlman is protesting the state’s recent banning of local LGBT non-discrimination ordinances – and requirements that transgender people use public bathrooms – that match their birth certificates.

The musician was scheduled to perform with the North Carolina Symphony in Raleigh tomorrow night – and in a Facebook post Tuesday, Perlman says he has spent a lifetime opposing discrimination toward those with physical disabilities – and describes himself as a vocal advocate of treating all people equally.
The violinist is the latest in a list of famous artists and major companies boycotting North Carolina.
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