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03/20/2013 10:47 am ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

Michelle Shocked's Concert Performances Canceled By Venues In Wake Of Anti-Gay Comments

Singer Michelle Shocked is still feeling the heat after launching into a homophobic tirade during a performance in San Francisco over the weekend.

Now, as Billboard is reporting, all but one of Shocked's upcoming tour dates has been canceled. Among the venues to nix shows were Seattle's Meander's Kitchen, where Shocked was due to perform April 26, and the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Colorado.

Meander's Kitchen even opted to replace Shocked's performance with a "Queer Burlesque and Cabaret" show, with proceeds benefiting local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth. "By supporting our youth and helping to create a sense of place, community and self, we help to short circuit the cultural influences that so often leave us feeling alone, out of place, and living with self-hatred and denial," organizers wrote on Facebook.

UPDATE as of 11:50 a.m. on March 20: John M. Becker reports that all dates on Shocked's U.S. tour have now been canceled. Becker is continuing to circulate an online petition, which currently has over 3,000 signatures, in an effort to have European venues cancel Shocked's performances as well.

During her March 17 performance at San Francisco jazz club and restaurant Yoshi's, Shocked reportedly told the audience, "I live in fear that the world will be destroyed if gays are allowed to marry."

She is then said to have added, "You can go on Twitter and say, 'Michelle Shocked says God hates fags.'"

In 1990, Shocked opened up about coming out and having a relationship with a woman. But the born-again Christian's tune changed a decade later when she denied all gay labels. Shocked has since referred to herself as the "world's greatest homophobe," according to the Best of New Orleans blog.

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