Lizzo performed in Omaha, Nebraska this weekend, as a new bill that places restrictions on abortion and gender confirmation care is being passed. At the show, the singer took the opportunity to speak out against the law, imploring her audience, “Don’t let anyone tell you who you are.”
“Anyone who comes to Lizzo’s show should know that I support people’s right to health care – reproductive and gender affirming,” she said. The artist grew emotional noting the number of children in the crowd, particularly because LB574 prohibits gender confirmation sponsorships for Nebraskans under the age of 19.
“It really breaks my heart that there are young people growing up in a world that doesn’t protect them,” she said. “So let me be your safe space tonight.”
She continued, “Young people, don’t let anyone tell you who you are.” “Don’t let any laws tell you who you are not. You are who you are, okay? I see you, you are good, you deserve to be here. You contain multitudes. These laws are not real. You are what is real, and you deserve protection.” Watch her full notes below.
LB574 also prohibits abortion at 12 weeks and threatens doctors who perform the procedure to have their licenses revoked. The bill, known as “Let Them Grow,” includes exceptions for ectopic pregnancy, rape, incest, or medical emergencies.
Lizzo’s remarks come across as even more telling when she realizes that Nebraska Senator Bo Ballard—who voted to pass the law—was in attendance at the concert. Democratic Nebraska Senator Megan Hunt has revealed her plans to see the artist. She said, “They want LGBTQ money, they want LGBTQ entertainment, they want LGBTQ culture, but they’re not going to vote to protect LGBTQ lives and safety.”
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surprising. Lizzo, in front of thousands of people, takes on LB574—a gender-affirming foster care ban and abortion ban—in Nebraska tonight.
“Don’t let anyone tell you who you are. These laws are not real. You are real.”pic.twitter.com/UqzIvaUA1T
– Erin Reid (@ErinInTheMorn) May 20, 2023
lol tonight @employee In Omaha, Sen. Ballard, who just voted for a bill to ban abortions and trans-health care, will attend.
They want LGBTQ money
They want LGBTQ entertainment
They want LGBTQ culture
But they will not vote to protect the lives and safety of LGBT people. ?
– Sen. Megan Hunt (NebraskaMegan) May 19, 2023