Moogfest organizers to use event to speak out against HB2
DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – The keynote speaker of Moogfest, an electronic music festival taking place in Durham this year, is expected to speak out about House Bill 2 Friday afternoon.
Organizers are using this opportunity to speak out about the state’s controversial law.
Unlike other musicians and performers, Moogfest said HB2 wasn’t going to cause them to cancel. Instead, they will use the event as a platform to speak against the law, raise money and help register voters for the upcoming November election.
Gender neutral bathrooms will be provided to festival goers.
Although the event kicked off Thursday, the keynote address will be given Friday by the founder of Satellite Radio, Martine Rothblatt, who is transgender and lives in Durham.
In an interview with the New York Times about her speech, Rothblatt said, “We oppose HB2 and support justice and equality for everyone. We will use the podium, the stage and the dance floor to