The Dixie Chicks have always spoken out about the issues that matter to them, even if some of their fans disagree with them. Most famously, in 2003 Natalie Maines criticized President George W. Bush in concert. This year, they took aim at Donald Trump. So it should come as no surprise that they recently stood up for transgender rights in North Carolina.
The band played in Charlotte and Raleigh this month and made sure to express their disapproval of the state's anti-LGBT "bathroom bill," which requires transgender people to use the bathroom associated with the gender listed on their birth certificate.
While some artists, like Bruce Springsteen, canceled their gigs in the state altogether, the Chicks instead chose to use their platform to spread a message of acceptance.
The band handed out free hats to the crowd which read "NO HATE IN OUR STATE" and feature a transgender symbol.
"Since we didn't cancel our show — you're also the only state we bought gifts for — could you pull out the hats that we gave you?" Maines reportedly asked during the Raleigh show. "'Cause we love to support positivity. Peace and love, peace and love."
The band asked fans to tweet photos of themselves wearing the hats, and they really came through.
(H/T: Huffington Post)