A lot of people are asking me about Bruce Springsteen’s decision to cancel his North Carolina concert in the wake of the new law that requires trans-gendered people to use the public restroom that corresponds to the gender on their birth certificate.
I feel bad for the Springsteen fans who have been waiting for this Greensboro concert. I am guessing that there are Springsteen fans on both sides of this debate. Springsteen’s politics are liberal. His music–especially some of his recent stuff– is driven by progressive ideals and democratic inclusiveness. But his music also appeals very strongly to traditional gender roles. When you listen to Springsteen it is clear that men are men and women are women.
I am looking forward to seeing the Boss next Monday night in State College.