Nick Jonas Boycotts North Carolina, Plans to Visit More Gay Clubs
Staunch LGBT ally Nick Jonas announced earlier this week that he decided to cancel his July concert tour stops in North Carolina to show support for the fight against the state’s horrendous new HB2 law aka “bathroom law” that blocks local governments from enacting anti-discrimination legislature meant to protect the LGBT community, including the right to use bathrooms for the gender they use to identify.
Jonas told E! it wasn’t an easy decision to boycott North Carolina.
“It’s a tough thing and what makes it more tough is I have family in North Carolina and friends there. On top of the disappointment I’m sure some fans felt, I’ve got personal disappointment.”
The actor-singer is set to release his third studio album “Last Year Was Complicated” by end of June this year and he plans to promote it by visiting more gay clubs.
When asked if he considered himself “a gay cock tease” like James Franco, he confessed to Queerty: “No, I don’t think so. I’ve been pretty clear with my heart and my nature of just wanting to be as supportive of my gay fans as they’ve been of me. So there’s definitely not any cock teasing going on. [Laughs] If anything I hope I can be a real ally for the LGBT community and I’m thrilled to be in a spot where I feel like there’s a lot of mutual love and respect.”