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Op-Ed: North Carolina’s Transgender Fight Needs Musicians To Show Up

On Saturday night, Simon Le Bon did what I assume he does during most of Duran Duran’s shows on their current tour. Between set-opener “Paper Gods” and throwback hit “The Wild Boys,” Le Bon turned to the amphitheater crowd of 15,000 or so and bellowed the name of the state into which he’d flown only a few hours earlier. “North Carolina!” he screamed beneath a wash of bright lights, his cry instantly echoed by an audience lost in a moment of rapture.

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